Verses with the word it in the Apocrypha (714 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
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 1:16
Moreover the porters were at every gate; it was not lawful for any to go from his ordinary service: for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
1 Esdras 1:25
Now after all these acts of Josias it came to pass, that Pharaoh the king of Egypt came to raise war at Carchamis upon Euphrates: and Josias went out against him.
1 Esdras 1:55
As for the house of the Lord, they burnt it, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem, and set fire upon her towers:
1 Esdras 2:18
Be it now known to the lord king, that the Jews that are up from you to us, being come into Jerusalem, that rebellious and wicked city, do build the marketplaces, and repair the walls of it and do lay the foundation of the temple.
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 2:26
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 3:8
And then every one wrote his sentence, sealed it, and laid it under king Darius his pillow;
1 Esdras 3:18
And he said thus, O ye men, how exceeding strong is wine! it causeth all men to err that drink it:
1 Esdras 3:19
It maketh the mind of the king and of the fatherless child to be all one; of the bondman and of the freeman, of the poor man and of the rich:
1 Esdras 3:20
It turneth also every thought into jollity and mirth, so that a man remembereth neither sorrow nor debt:
1 Esdras 3:21
And it maketh every heart rich, so that a man remembereth neither king nor governor; and it maketh to speak all things by talents:
1 Esdras 4:4
If he bid them make war the one against the other, they do it: if he send them out against the enemies, they go, and break down mountains walls and towers.
1 Esdras 4:6
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 4:14
O ye men, it is not the great king, nor the multitude of men, neither is it wine, that excelleth; who is it then that ruleth them, or hath the lordship over them? are they not women?
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 4:30
And taking the crown from the king's head, and setting it upon her own head; she also struck the king with her left hand.
1 Esdras 4:32
O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?
1 Esdras 4:36
All the earth crieth upon the truth, and the heaven blesseth it: all works shake and tremble at it, and with it is no unrighteous thing.
1 Esdras 4:38
As for the truth, it endureth, and is always strong; it liveth and conquereth for evermore.
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 4:51
Yea, that there should be yearly given twenty talents to the building of the temple, until the time that it were built;
1 Esdras 4:61
And so he took the letters, and went out, and came unto Babylon, and told it all his brethren.
1 Esdras 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 5:55
Unto them of Zidon also and Tyre they gave carrs, that they should bring cedar trees from Libanus, which should be brought by floats to the haven of Joppa, according as it was commanded them by Cyrus king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 5:65
Insomuch that the trumpets might not be heard for the weeping of the people: yet the multitude sounded marvellously, so that it was heard afar off.
1 Esdras 5:66
Wherefore when the enemies of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin heard it, they came to know what that noise of trumpets should mean.
1 Esdras 5:70
Then Zorobabel and Jesus and the chief of the families of Israel said unto them, It is not for us and you to build together an house unto the Lord our God.
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 6:14
And as for this house, it was builded many years ago by a king of Israel great and strong, and was finished.
1 Esdras 6:16
Who pulled down the house, and burned it, and carried away the people captives unto Babylon.
1 Esdras 6:20
Then the same Sanabassarus, being come hither, laid the foundations of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem; and from that time to this being still a building, it is not yet fully ended.
1 Esdras 6:21
Now therefore, if it seem good unto the king, let search be made among the records of king Cyrus:
1 Esdras 6:22
And if it be found that the building of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem hath been done with the consent of king Cyrus, and if our lord the king be so minded, let him signify unto us thereof.
1 Esdras 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 8:11
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 8:18
And whatsoever thing else thou shalt remember for the use of the temple of thy God, thou shalt give it out of the king's treasury.
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 8:23
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 8:24
And whosoever shall transgress the law of thy God, and of the king, shall be punished diligently, whether it be by death, or other punishment, by penalty of money, or by imprisonment.
1 Esdras 8:56
And when I had weighed it, I delivered unto them six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels of an hundred talents, and an hundred talents of gold,
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 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 9:48
Also Jesus, Anus, Sarabias, Adinus, Jacubus, Sabateas, Auteas, Maianeas, and Calitas, Asrias, and Joazabdus, and Ananias, Biatas, the Levites, taught the law of the Lord, making them withal to understand it.
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 1:18
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 1:27
Ye have not as it were forsaken me, but your own selves, saith the Lord.
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 3:10
And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
2 Esdras 3:12
And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.
2 Esdras 3:17
And it came to pass, that when thou leadest his seed out of Egypt, thou broughtest them up to the mount Sinai.
2 Esdras 3:30
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 3:35
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 4:12
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 4:14
And said, Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.
2 Esdras 4:16
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
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 4:23
For it was not my mind to be curious of the high things, but of such as pass by us daily, namely, wherefore Israel is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom thou hast loved is given over unto ungodly nations, and why the law of our forefathers is brought to nought, and the written covenants come to none effect,
2 Esdras 4:29
If therefore that which is sown be not turned upside down, and if the place where the evil is sown pass not away, then cannot it come that is sown with good.
2 Esdras 4:30
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?
2 Esdras 4:39
And for our sakes peradventure it is that the floors of the righteous are not filled, because of the sins of them that dwell upon the earth.
2 Esdras 4:43
From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
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 4:48
So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still.
2 Esdras 4:52
He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
2 Esdras 5:11
One land also shall ask another, and say, Is righteousness that maketh a man righteous gone through thee? And it shall say, No.
2 Esdras 5:14
Then I awaked, and an extreme fearfulness went through all my body, and my mind was troubled, so that it fainted.
2 Esdras 5:16
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?
2 Esdras 5:21
And after seven days so it was, that the thoughts of my heart were very grievous unto me again,
2 Esdras 5:45
And I said, As thou hast said unto thy servant, that thou, which givest life to all, hast given life at once to the creature that thou hast created, and the creature bare it: even so it might now also bear them that now be present at once.
2 Esdras 5:46
And he said unto me, Ask the womb of a woman, and say unto her, If thou bringest forth children, why dost thou it not together, but one after another? pray her therefore to bring forth ten children at once.
2 Esdras 5:47
And I said, She cannot: but must do it by distance of time.
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 6:2
Before it thundered and lightened, or ever the foundations of paradise were laid,
2 Esdras 6:7
Then answered I and said, What shall be the parting asunder of the times? or when shall be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth?
2 Esdras 6:9
For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.
2 Esdras 6:14
And it shall be as it were a great motion; but the place where thou standest shall not be moved.
2 Esdras 6:15
And therefore when it speaketh be not afraid: for the word is of the end, and the foundation of the earth is understood.
2 Esdras 6:16
And why? because the speech of these things trembleth and is moved: for it knoweth that the end of these things must be changed.
2 Esdras 6:17
And it happened, that when I had heard it I stood up upon my feet, and hearkened, and, behold, there was a voice that spake, and the sound of it was like the sound of many waters.
2 Esdras 6:18
And it said, Behold, the days come, that I will begin to draw nigh, and to visit them that dwell upon the earth,
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 6:28
As for faith, it shall flourish, corruption shall be overcome, and the truth, which hath been so long without fruit, shall be declared.
2 Esdras 6:35
And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me.
2 Esdras 6:41
Upon the second day thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commandedst it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath.
2 Esdras 6:47
Upon the fifth day thou saidst unto the seventh part, where the waters were gathered that it should bring forth living creatures, fowls and fishes: and so it came to pass.
2 Esdras 6:53
Upon the sixth day thou gavest commandment unto the earth, that before thee it should bring forth beasts, cattle, and creeping things:
2 Esdras 7:3
And I said, Speak on, my God. Then said he unto me, The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great.
2 Esdras 7:5
Who then could go into the sea to look upon it, and to rule it? if he went not through the narrow, how could he come into the broad?
2 Esdras 7:9
If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
2 Esdras 7:10
And I said, It is so, Lord. Then said he unto me, Even so also is Israel's portion.
2 Esdras 7:41
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 7:46
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 7:47
For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment?
2 Esdras 7:48
O thou Adam, what hast thou done? for though it was thou that sinned, thou art not fallen alone, but we all that come of thee.
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 7:53
And that there should be shewed a paradise, whose fruit endureth for ever, wherein is security and medicine, since we shall not enter into it?
2 Esdras 7:56
For while we lived and committed iniquity, we considered not that we should begin to suffer for it after death.
2 Esdras 7:65
And that he is bountiful, for he is ready to give where it needeth;
2 Esdras 8:2
I will tell thee a similitude, Esdras; As when thou askest the earth, it shall say unto thee, that it giveth much mould whereof earthen vessels are made, but little dust that gold cometh of: even so is the course of this present world.
2 Esdras 8:6
O Lord, if thou suffer not thy servant, that we may pray before thee, and thou give us seed unto our heart, and culture to our understanding, that there may come fruit of it; how shall each man live that is corrupt, who beareth the place of a man?
2 Esdras 8:8
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.
2 Esdras 8:9
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.
2 Esdras 8:11
That the thing which is fashioned may be nourished for a time, till thou disposest it to thy mercy.
2 Esdras 8:12
Thou broughtest it up with thy righteousness, and nurturedst it in thy law, and reformedst it with thy judgment.
2 Esdras 8:13
And thou shalt mortify it as thy creature, and quicken it as thy work.
2 Esdras 8:14
If therefore thou shalt destroy him which with so great labour was fashioned, it is an easy thing to be ordained by thy commandment, that the thing which was made might be preserved.
2 Esdras 8:29
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 8:34
For what is man, that thou shouldest take displeasure at him? or what is a corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so bitter toward it?
2 Esdras 8:37
Then answered he me, and said, Some things hast thou spoken aright, and according unto thy words it shall be.
2 Esdras 8:40
Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass.
2 Esdras 8:41
For as the husbandman soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet the thing that is sown good in his season cometh not up, neither doth all that is planted take root: even so is it of them that are sown in the world; they shall not all be saved.
2 Esdras 8:43
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:
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 8:49
In that thou hast humbled thyself, as it becometh thee, and hast not judged thyself worthy to be much glorified among the righteous.
2 Esdras 8:59
For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
2 Esdras 9:2
Then shalt thou understand, that it is the very same time, wherein the Highest will begin to visit the world which he made.
2 Esdras 9:11
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 9:12
The same must know it after death by pain.
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 9:17
And he answered me, saying, Like as the field is, so is also the seed; as the flowers be, such are the colours also; such as the workman is, such also is the work; and as the husbandman is himself, so is his husbandry also: for it was the time of the world.
2 Esdras 9:20
So I considered the world, and, behold, there was peril because of the devices that were come into it.
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 9:31
For, behold, I sow my law in you, and it shall bring fruit in you, and ye shall be honoured in it for ever.
2 Esdras 9:32
But our fathers, which received the law, kept it not, and observed not thy ordinances: and though the fruit of thy law did not perish, neither could it, for it was thine;
2 Esdras 9:33
Yet they that received it perished, because they kept not the thing that was sown in them.
2 Esdras 9:34
And, lo, it is a custom, when the ground hath received seed, or the sea a ship, or any vessel meat or drink, that, that being perished wherein it was sown or cast into,
2 Esdras 9:35
That thing also which was sown, or cast therein, or received, doth perish, and remaineth not with us: but with us it hath not happened so.
2 Esdras 9:36
For we that have received the law perish by sin, and our heart also which received it
2 Esdras 10:1
And it so came to pass, that when my son was entered into his wedding chamber, he fell down, and died.
2 Esdras 10:3
And it came to pass, when they had all left off to comfort me, to the end I might be quiet; then rose I up by night and fled, and came hither into this field, as thou seest.
2 Esdras 10:9
For ask the earth, and she shall tell thee, that it is she which ought to mourn for the fall of so many that grow upon her.
2 Esdras 10:13
But the earth not so: for the multitude present in it according to the course of the earth is gone, as it came:
2 Esdras 10:25
And it came to pass while I was talking with her, behold, her face upon a sudden shined exceedingly, and her countenance glistered, so that I was afraid of her, and mused what it might be.
2 Esdras 11:4
But her heads were at rest: the head in the midst was greater than the other, yet rested it with the residue.
2 Esdras 11:13
And so it was, that when it reigned, the end of it came, and the place thereof appeared no more: so the next following stood up. and reigned, and had a great time;
2 Esdras 11:14
And it happened, that when it reigned, the end of it came also, like as the first, so that it appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:15
Then came there a voice unto it, and said,
2 Esdras 11:19
So went it with all the residue one after another, as that every one reigned, and then appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:26
And I beheld, and, lo, there was one set up, but shortly it appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:29
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.
2 Esdras 11:30
And then I saw that the two other heads were joined with it.
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 11:32
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.
2 Esdras 11:35
And I beheld, and, lo, the head upon the right side devoured it that was upon the left side.
2 Esdras 11:37
And I beheld, and lo, as it were a roaring lion chased out of the wood: and I saw that he sent out a man's voice unto the eagle, and said,
2 Esdras 11:39
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?
2 Esdras 12:1
And it came to pass, whiles the lion spake these words unto the eagle, I saw,
2 Esdras 12:2
And, behold, the head that remained and the four wings appeared no more, and the two went unto it and set themselves up to reign, and their kingdom was small, and fill of uproar.
2 Esdras 12:12
But it was not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.
2 Esdras 12:13
Behold, the days will come, that there shall rise up a kingdom upon earth, and it shall be feared above all the kingdoms that were before it.
2 Esdras 12:18
That after the time of that kingdom there shall arise great strivings, and it shall stand in peril of failing: nevertheless it shall not then fall, but shall be restored again to his beginning.
2 Esdras 12:26
And whereas thou sawest that the great head appeared no more, it signifieth that one of them shall die upon his bed, and yet with pain.
2 Esdras 12:30
It signifieth that these are they, whom the Highest hath kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble, as thou sawest.
2 Esdras 12:39
But wait thou here thyself yet seven days more, that it may be shewed thee, whatsoever it pleaseth the Highest to declare unto thee. And with that he went his way.
2 Esdras 12:40
And it came to pass, when all the people saw that the seven days were past, and I not come again into the city, they gathered them all together, from the least unto the greatest, and came unto me, and said,
2 Esdras 12:44
If thou shalt forsake us, how much better had it been for us, if we also had been burned in the midst of Sion?
2 Esdras 13:1
And it came to pass after seven days, I dreamed a dream by night:
2 Esdras 13:2
And, lo, there arose a wind from the sea, that it moved all the waves thereof.
2 Esdras 13:4
And whensoever the voice went out of his mouth, all they burned that heard his voice, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire.
2 Esdras 13:6
But I beheld, and, lo, he had graved himself a great mountain, and flew up upon it.
2 Esdras 13:10
But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests.
2 Esdras 13:20
Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,
2 Esdras 13:54
For thou hast forsaken thine own way, and applied thy diligence unto my law, and sought it.
2 Esdras 14:1
And it came to pass upon the third day, I sat under an oak, and, behold, there came a voice out of a bush over against me, and said, Esdras, Esdras.
2 Esdras 14:11
For the world is divided into twelve parts, and the ten parts of it are gone already, and half of a tenth part:
2 Esdras 14:39
Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire.
2 Esdras 14:40
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:
2 Esdras 14:45
And it came to pass, when the forty days were filled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the worthy and unworthy may read it:
2 Esdras 15:12
Egypt shall mourn, and the foundation of it shall be smitten with the plague and punishment that God shall bring upon it.
2 Esdras 15:39
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.
2 Esdras 15:63
Thy children shall they carry away captive, and, look, what thou hast, they shall spoil it, and mar the beauty of thy face.
2 Esdras 16:3
A sword is sent upon you, and who may turn it back?
2 Esdras 16:4
A fire is sent among you, and who may quench it?
2 Esdras 16:6
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?
2 Esdras 16:9
A fire shall go forth from his wrath, and who is he that may quench it?
2 Esdras 16:12
The earth quaketh, and the foundations thereof; the sea ariseth up with waves from the deep, and the waves of it are troubled, and the fishes thereof also, before the Lord, and before the glory of his power:
2 Esdras 16:15
The fire is kindled, and shall not be put out, till it consume the foundation of the earth.
2 Esdras 16:24
There shall be no man left to till the earth, and to sow it
2 Esdras 16:36
Behold, the word of the Lord, receive it: believe not the gods of whom the Lord spake.
2 Esdras 16:39
Even so shall not the plagues be slack to come upon the earth, and the world shall mourn, and sorrows shall come upon it on every side.
2 Esdras 16:42
He that occupieth merchandise, as he that hath no profit by it: and he that buildeth, as he that shall not dwell therein:
2 Esdras 16:55
Which spake but the word, Let the earth be made; and it was made: Let the heaven be made; and it was created.
2 Esdras 16:57
He searcheth the deep, and the treasures thereof; he hath measured the sea, and what it containeth.
2 Esdras 16:59
He spreadeth out the heavens like a vault; upon the waters hath he founded it.
2 Esdras 16:78
It is left undressed, and is cast into the fire to be consumed therewith.
But I alone went often to Jerusalem at the feasts, as it was ordained unto all the people of Israel by an everlasting decree, having the firstfruits and tenths of increase, with that which was first shorn; and them gave I at the altar to the priests the children of Aaron.
The first tenth part of all increase I gave to the sons of Aaron, who ministered at Jerusalem: another tenth part I sold away, and went, and spent it every year at Jerusalem:
And the third I gave unto them to whom it was meet, as Debora my father's mother had commanded me, because I was left an orphan by my father.
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.
But she replied upon me, It was given for a gift more than the wages. Howbeit I did not believe her, but bade her render it to the owners: and I was abashed at her. But she replied upon me, Where are thine alms and thy righteous deeds? behold, thou and all thy works are known.
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.
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;
Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
For alms is a good gift unto all that give it in the sight of the most High.
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.
Be not greedy to add money to money: but let it be as refuse in respect of our child.
Then the angel said unto him, Take the fish. And the young man laid hold of the fish, and drew it to land.
So the young man did as the angel commanded him; and when they had roasted the fish, they did eat it: then they both went on their way, till they drew near to Ecbatane.
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
And when thou shalt come into the marriage chamber, thou shalt take the ashes of perfume, and shalt lay upon them some of the heart and liver of the fish, and shalt make a smoke with it:
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.
For it is meet that thou shouldest marry my daughter: nevertheless I will declare unto thee the truth.
And called Edna his wife, and took paper, and did write an instrument of covenants, and sealed it.
Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.
He said unto his wife Edna. Send one of the maids, and let her see whether he be alive: if he be not, that we may bury him, and no man know it.
And Tobias said unto him, O father, it is no harm to me to give him half of those things which I have brought:
Then the old man said, It is due unto him.
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.
It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of God. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you.
Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
Surely I will keep close nothing from you. For I said, It was good to keep close the secret of a king, but that it was honourable to reveal the works of God.
But he said unto them, Fear not, for it shall go well with you; praise God therefore.
And all her streets shall say, Alleluia; and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be God, which hath extolled it for ever.
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.
But keep thou the law and the commandments, and shew thyself merciful and just, that it may go well with thee.
And set the towers thereof upon the gates of it an hundred cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore cubits:
So that their slain shall fill their valleys and brooks and the river shall be filled with their dead, till it overflow:
Behold, our houses, and all our places, and all our fields of wheat, and flocks, and herds, and all the lodges of our tents lie before thy face; use them as it pleaseth thee.
Charging them to keep the passages of the hill country: for by them there was an entrance into Judea, and it was easy to stop them that would come up, because the passage was straight, for two men at the most.
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:
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 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.
For it is better for us to be made a spoil unto them, than to die for thirst: for we will be his servants, that our souls may live, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wives nor our children to die.
Therefore let us wait for salvation of him, and call upon him to help us, and he will hear our voice, if it please him.
For our servitude shall not be directed to favour: but the Lord our God shall turn it to dishonour.
But enquire not ye of mine act: for I will not declare it unto you, till the things be finished that I do.
O Lord God of my father Simeon, to whom thou gavest a sword to take vengeance of the strangers, who loosened the girdle of a maid to defile her, and discovered the thigh to her shame, and polluted her virginity to her reproach; for thou saidst, It shall not be so; and yet they did so:
And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband.
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.
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.
Therefore, O lord and governor, reject not his word; but lay it up in thine heart, for it is true: for our nation shall not be punished, neither can sword prevail against them, except they sin against their God.
And are resolved to spend the firstfruits of the the tenths of wine and oil, which they had sanctified, and reserved for the priests that serve in Jerusalem before the face of our God; the which things it is not lawful for any of the people so much as to touch with their hands.
Now when they shall bring them word, they will forthwith do it, and they shall be given to thee to be destroyed the same day.
Wherefore I thine handmaid, knowing all this, am fled from their presence; and God hath sent me to work things with thee, whereat all the earth shall be astonished, and whosoever shall hear it.
And I will come and shew it unto thee: then thou shalt go forth with all thine army, and there shall be none of them that shall resist thee.
Then the servants of Holofernes brought her into the tent, and she slept till midnight, and she arose when it was toward the morning watch,
For, lo, it will be a shame for our person, if we shall let such a woman go, not having had her company; for if we draw her not unto us, she will laugh us to scorn.
Then said Judith unto him, Who am I now, that I should gainsay my lord? surely whatsoever pleaseth him I will do speedily, and it shall be my joy unto the day of my death.
And she put it in her bag of meat: so they twain went together according to their custom unto prayer: and when they passed the camp, they compassed the valley, and went up the mountain of Bethulia, and came to the gates thereof.
And then they ran all together, both small and great, for it was strange unto them that she was come: so they opened the gate, and received them, and made a fire for a light, and stood round about them.
So she took the head out of the bag, and shewed it, and said unto them, behold the head of Holofernes, the chief captain of the army of Assur, and behold the canopy, wherein he did lie in his drunkenness; and the Lord hath smitten him by the hand of a woman.
And God turn these things to thee for a perpetual praise, to visit thee in good things because thou hast not spared thy life for the affliction of our nation, but hast revenged our ruin, walking a straight way before our God. And all the people said; So be it, so be it.
Then said Judith unto them, Hear me now, my brethren, and take this head, and hang it upon the highest place of your walls.
But before ye do these things, call me Achior the Ammonite, that he may see and know him that despised the house of Israel, and that sent him to us as it were to his death.
But because none answered, he opened it, and went into the bedchamber, and found him cast upon the floor dead, and his head was taken from him.
Now when the children of Israel heard it, they all fell upon them with one consent, and slew them unto Chobai: likewise also they that came from Jerusalem, and from all the hill country, (for men had told them what things were done in the camp of their enemies) and they that were in Galaad, and in Galilee, chased them with a great slaughter, until they were past Damascus and the borders thereof.
Thou hast done all these things by thine hand: thou hast done much good to Israel, and God is pleased therewith: blessed be thou of the Almighty Lord for evermore. And all the people said, So be it.
And the people spoiled the camp the space of thirty days: and they gave unto Judith Holofernes his tent, and all his plate, and beds, and vessels, and all his stuff: and she took it and laid it on her mule; and made ready her carts, and laid them thereon.
Let all creatures serve thee: for thou spakest, and they were made, thou didst send forth thy spirit, and it created them, and there is none that can resist thy voice.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:3
For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:8
Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things cannot be hid: neither shall vengeance, when it punisheth, pass by him.
Wisdom of Solomon 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 2:5
For our time is a very shadow that passeth away; and after our end there is no returning: for it is fast sealed, so that no man cometh again.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:24
Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world: and they that do hold of his side do find it.
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 4:2
When it is present, men take example at it; and when it is gone, they desire it: it weareth a crown, and triumpheth for ever, having gotten the victory, striving for undefiled rewards.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:15
This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:2
When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for.
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 5:10
And as a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the pathway of the keel in the waves;
Wisdom of Solomon 5:12
Or like as when an arrow is shot at a mark, it parteth the air, which immediately cometh together again, so that a man cannot know where it went through:
Wisdom of Solomon 6:25
Receive therefore instruction through my words, and it shall do you good.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:15
God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:29
For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.
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 10:4
For whose cause the earth being drowned with the flood, wisdom again preserved it, and directed the course of the righteous in a piece of wood of small value.
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 12:3
For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land,
Wisdom of Solomon 12:11
For it was a cursed seed from the beginning; neither didst thou for fear of any man give them pardon for those things wherein they sinned.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:15
Forsomuch then as thou art righteous thyself, thou orderest all things righteously: thinking it not agreeable with thy power to condemn him that hath not deserved to be punished.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:16
For thy power is the beginning of righteousness, and because thou art the Lord of all, it maketh thee to be gracious unto all.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:17
For when men will not believe that thou art of a full power, thou shewest thy strength, and among them that know it thou makest their boldness manifest.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:27
For, look, for what things they grudged, when they were punished, that is, for them whom they thought to be gods; [now] being punished in them, when they saw it, they acknowledged him to be the true God, whom before they denied to know: and therefore came extreme damnation upon them.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:11
Now a carpenter that felleth timber, after he hath sawn down a tree meet for the purpose, and taken off all the bark skillfully round about, and hath wrought it handsomely, and made a vessel thereof fit for the service of man's life;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:13
And taking the very refuse among those which served to no use, being a crooked piece of wood, and full of knots, hath carved it diligently, when he had nothing else to do, and formed it by the skill of his understanding, and fashioned it to the image of a man;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:14
Or made it like some vile beast, laying it over with vermilion, and with paint colouring it red, and covering every spot therein;
Wisdom of Solomon 13:15
And when he had made a convenient room for it, set it in a wall, and made it fast with iron:
Wisdom of Solomon 13:16
For he provided for it that it might not fall, knowing that it was unable to help itself; for it is an image, and hath need of help:
Wisdom of Solomon 14:2
For verily desire of gain devised that, and the workman built it by his skill.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:3
But thy providence, O Father, governeth it: for thou hast made a way in the sea, and a safe path in the waves;
Wisdom of Solomon 14:8
But that which is made with hands is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he, because he made it; and it, because, being corruptible, it was called god.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:10
For that which is made shall be punished together with him that made it.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:31
For it is not the power of them by whom they swear: but it is the just vengeance of sinners, that punisheth always the offence of the ungodly.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:5
The sight whereof enticeth fools to lust after it, and so they desire the form of a dead image, that hath no breath.
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 15:12
But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:4
For it was requisite, that upon them exercising tyranny should come penury, which they could not avoid: but to these it should only be shewed how their enemies were tormented.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:7
For he that turned himself toward it was not saved by the thing that he saw, but by thee, that art the Saviour of all.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:8
And in this thou madest thine enemies confess, that it is thou who deliverest from all evil:
Wisdom of Solomon 16:12
For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Lord, which healeth all things.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:14
A man indeed killeth through his malice: and the spirit, when it is gone forth, returneth not; neither the soul received up cometh again.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:15
But it is not possible to escape thine hand.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:18
For sometime the flame was mitigated, that it might not burn up the beasts that were sent against the ungodly; but themselves might see and perceive that they were persecuted with the judgment of God.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:19
And at another time it burneth even in the midst of water above the power of fire, that it might destroy the fruits of an unjust land.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:25
Therefore even then was it altered into all fashions, and was obedient to thy grace, that nourisheth all things, according to the desire of them that had need:
Wisdom of Solomon 16:26
That thy children, O Lord, whom thou lovest, might know, that it is not the growing of fruits that nourisheth man: but that it is thy word, which preserveth them that put their trust in thee.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:28
That it might be known, that we must prevent the sun to give thee thanks, and at the dayspring pray unto thee.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:18
Whether it were a whistling wind, or a melodious noise of birds among the spreading branches, or a pleasing fall of water running violently,
Wisdom of Solomon 18:16
And brought thine unfeigned commandment as a sharp sword, and standing up filled all things with death; and it touched the heaven, but it stood upon the earth.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:25
Unto these the destroyer gave place, and was afraid of them: for it was enough that they only tasted of the wrath.
Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall find favour in the day of his death.
To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.
The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath.
For the relieving of thy father shall not be forgotten: and instead of sins it shall be added to build thee up.
In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembered; thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.
But what is commanded thee, think thereupon with reverence, for it is not needful for thee to see with thine eyes the things that are in secret.
Let it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor, and give him a friendly answer with meekness.
Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil; and be not ashamed when it concerneth thy soul.
A wicked soul shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him to be laughed to scorn of his enemies.
She will lie upon him as a mighty stone of trial; and he will cast her from him ere it be long.
Say not, God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept it.
Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.
A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living; and for the dead detain it not.
Lend not unto him that is mightier than thyself; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.
Be not surety above thy power: for if thou be surety, take care to pay it.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
The power of the earth is in the hand of the Lord, and in due time he will set over it one that is profitable.
For pride is the beginning of sin, and he that hath it shall pour out abomination: and therefore the Lord brought upon them strange calamities, and overthrew them utterly.
It is not meet to despise the poor man that hath understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.
My son, glorify thy soul in meekness, and give it honour according to the dignity thereof.
Marvel not at the works of sinners; but trust in the Lord, and abide in thy labour: for it is an easy thing in the sight of the Lord on the sudden to make a poor man rich.
For it is an easy thing unto the Lord in the day of death to reward a man according to his ways.
When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.
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 have any thing, he will live with thee: yea, he will make thee bare, and will not be sorry for it.
When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him.
The heart of a man changeth his countenance, whether it be for good or evil: and a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.
For praise shall be uttered in wisdom, and the Lord will prosper it.
Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for thou oughtest not to do the things that he hateth.
The Lord hateth all abomination; and they that fear God love it not.
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.
And if there be one stiffnecked among the people, it is marvel if he escape unpunished: for mercy and wrath are with him; he is mighty to forgive, and to pour out displeasure.
It is a tempest which no man can see: for the most part of his works are hid.
After this the Lord looked upon the earth, and filled it with his blessings.
With all manner of living things hath he covered the face thereof; and they shall return into it again.
The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.
Whether it be to friend or foe, talk not of other men's lives; and if thou canst without offence, reveal them not.
If thou hast heard a word, let it die with thee; and be bold, it will not burst thee.
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.
Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale.
If a servant say to his master, I will not do as it pleaseth thee; though afterward he do it, he angereth him that nourisheth him.
It is much better to reprove, than to be angry secretly: and he that confesseth his fault shall be preserved from hurt.
How good is it, when thou art reproved, to shew repentance! for so shalt thou escape wilful sin.
There is that buyeth much for a little, and repayeth it sevenfold.
The gift of a fool shall do thee no good when thou hast it; neither yet of the envious for his necessity: for he looketh to receive many things for one.
He giveth little, and upbraideth much; he openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he ask it again: such an one is to be hated of God and man.
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 wise sentence shall be rejected when it cometh out of a fool's mouth; for he will not speak it in due season.
A lie is a foul blot in a man, yet it is continually in the mouth of the untaught.
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.
If a skilful man hear a wise word, he will commend it, and add unto it: but as soon as one of no understanding heareth it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind his back.
It is the rudeness of a man to hearken at the door: but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.
A slothful man is compared to the filth of a dunghill: every man that takes it up will shake his hand.
He that pricketh the eye will make tears to fall: and he that pricketh the heart maketh it to shew her knowledge.
And if any evil happen unto me by him, every one that heareth it will beware of him.
Who will set scourges over my thoughts, and the discipline of wisdom over mine heart? that they spare me not for mine ignorances, and it pass not by my sins:
Hear, O ye children, the discipline of the mouth: he that keepeth it shall never be taken in his lips.
There is a word that is clothed about with death: God grant that it be not found in the heritage of Jacob; for all such things shall be far from the godly, and they shall not wallow in their sins.
Two sorts of men multiply sin, and the third will bring wrath: a hot mind is as a burning fire, it will never be quenched till it be consumed: a fornicator in the body of his flesh will never cease till he hath kindled a fire.
Thus shall it go also with the wife that leaveth her husband, and bringeth in an heir by another.
It is great glory to follow the Lord, and to be received of him is long life.
I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and leave it to all ages for ever.
But the love of the Lord passeth all things for illumination: he that holdeth it, whereto shall he be likened?
Her husband shall sit among his neighbours; and when he heareth it shall sigh bitterly.
As the sun when it ariseth in the high heaven; so is the beauty of a good wife in the ordering of her house.
When thou hast gotten a fruitful possession through all the field, sow it with thine own seed, trusting in the goodness of thy stock.
As for a wound, it may be bound up; and after reviling there may be reconcilement: but he that betrayeth secrets is without hope.
Whoso casteth a stone on high casteth it on his own head; and a deceitful stroke shall make wounds.
He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.
As the matter of the fire is, so it burneth: and as a man's strength is, so is his wrath; and according to his riches his anger riseth; and the stronger they are which contend, the more they will be inflamed.
If thou blow the spark, it shall burn: if thou spit upon it, it shall be quenched: and both these come out of thy mouth.
A backbiting tongue hath disquieted many, and driven them from nation to nation: strong cities hath it pulled down, and overthrown the houses of great men.
Whoso hearkeneth unto it shall never find rest, and never dwell quietly.
The death thereof is an evil death, the grave were better than it.
It shall not have rule over them that fear God, neither shall they be burned with the flame thereof.
Such as forsake the Lord shall fall into it; and it shall burn in them, and not be quenched; it shall be sent upon them as a lion, and devour them as a leopard.
Beware thou slide not by it, lest thou fall before him that lieth in wait.
Many, when a thing was lent them, reckoned it to be found, and put them to trouble that helped them.
If he prevail, he shall hardly receive the half, and he will count as if he had found it: if not, he hath deprived him of his money, and he hath gotten him an enemy without cause: he payeth him with cursings and railings; and for honour he will pay him disgrace.
Lose thy money for thy brother and thy friend, and let it not rust under a stone to be lost.
Lay up thy treasure according to the commandments of the most High, and it shall bring thee more profit than gold.
Shut up alms in thy storehouses: and it shall deliver thee from all affliction.
It shall fight for thee against thine enemies better than a mighty shield and strong spear.
Suretiship hath undone many of good estate, and shaken them as a wave of the sea: mighty men hath it driven from their houses, so that they wandered among strange nations.
Be it little or much, hold thee contented, that thou hear not the reproach of thy house.
For it is a miserable life to go from house to house: for where thou art a stranger, thou darest not open thy mouth.
What good doeth the offering unto an idol? for neither can it eat nor smell: so is he that is persecuted of the Lord.
It is a stumblingblock unto them that sacrifice unto it, and every fool shall be taken therewith.
Who hath been tried thereby, and found perfect? then let him glory. Who might offend, and hath not offended? or done evil, and hath not done it?
If thou sit at a bountiful table, be not greedy upon it, and say not, There is much meat on it.
Remember that a wicked eye is an evil thing: and what is created more wicked than an eye? therefore it weepeth upon every occasion.
Stretch not thine hand whithersoever it looketh, and thrust it not with him into the dish.
Eat as it becometh a man, those things which are set before thee; and devour note, lest thou be hated.
Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to make men glad.
Drunkenness increaseth the rage of a fool till he offend: it diminisheth strength, and maketh wounds.
Speak, thou that art the elder, for it becometh thee, but with sound judgment; and hinder not musick.
As the clay is in the potter's hand, to fashion it at his pleasure: so man is in the hand of him that made him, to render to them as liketh him best.
Give not thy son and wife, thy brother and friend, power over thee while thou livest, and give not thy goods to another: lest it repent thee, and thou intreat for the same again.
For better it is that thy children should seek to thee, than that thou shouldest stand to their courtesy.
He that washeth himself after the touching of a dead body, if he touch it again, what availeth his washing?
So is it with a man that fasteth for his sins, and goeth again, and doeth the same: who will hear his prayer? or what doth his humbling profit him?
The prayer of the humble pierceth the clouds: and till it come nigh, he will not be comforted; and will not depart, till the most High shall behold to judge righteously, and execute judgment.
Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?
And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.
My son, prove thy soul in thy life, and see what is evil for it, and give not that unto it.
Take no heaviness to heart: drive it away, and member the last end.
Forget it not, for there is no turning again: thou shalt not do him good, but hurt thyself.
The smith also sitting by the anvil, and considering the iron work, the vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh, and he fighteth with the heat of the furnace: the noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears, and his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh; he setteth his mind to finish his work, and watcheth to polish it perfectly:
He fashioneth the clay with his arm, and boweth down his strength before his feet; he applieth himself to lead it over; and he is diligent to make clean the furnace:
Many shall commend his understanding; and so long as the world endureth, it shall not be blotted out; his memorial shall not depart away, and his name shall live from generation to generation.
If he die, he shall leave a greater name than a thousand: and if he live, he shall increase it.
His blessing covered the dry land as a river, and watered it as a flood.
Thine eye desireth favour and beauty: but more than both corn while it is green.
Riches and strength lift up the heart: but the fear of the Lord is above them both: there is no want in the fear of the Lord, and it needeth not to seek help.
My son, lead not a beggar's life; for better it is to die than to beg.
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:
Therefore be shamefaced according to my word: for it is not good to retain all shamefacedness; neither is it altogether approved in every thing.
The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High:
At noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burning heat thereof?
A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burneth the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapours, and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes.
Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment runneth hastily.
Look upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof.
It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most High have bended it.
The eye marvelleth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the raining of it.
The hoarfrost also as salt he poureth on the earth, and being congealed, it lieth on the top of sharp stakes.
When the cold north wind bloweth, and the water is congealed into ice, it abideth upon every gathering together of water, and clotheth the water as with a breastplate.
It devoureth the mountains, and burneth the wilderness, and consumeth the grass as fire.
They that sail on the sea tell of the danger thereof; and when we hear it with our ears, we marvel thereat.
With Isaac did he establish likewise [for Abraham his father's sake] the blessing of all men, and the covenant, And made it rest upon the head of Jacob. He acknowledged him in his blessing, and gave him an heritage, and divided his portions; among the twelve tribes did he part them.
This the Lord saw, and it displeased him, and in his wrathful indignation were they consumed: he did wonders upon them, to consume them with the fiery flame.
Who before him so stood to it? for the Lord himself brought his enemies unto him.
The Lord gave strength also unto Caleb, which remained with him unto his old age: so that he entered upon the high places of the land, and his seed obtained it for an heritage:
That all the children of Israel might see that it is good to follow the Lord.
Thy soul covered the whole earth, and thou filledst it with dark parables.
Who wast ordained for reproofs in their times, to pacify the wrath of the Lord's judgment, before it brake forth into fury, and to turn the heart of the father unto the son, and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
Elias it was, who was covered with a whirlwind: and Eliseus was filled with his spirit: whilst he lived, he was not moved with the presence of any prince, neither could any bring him into subjection.
The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.
It was Ezekiel who saw the glorious vision, which was shewed him upon the chariot of the cherubims.
He took care of the temple that it should not fall, and fortified the city against besieging:
In the fifth year, and in the seventh day of the month, what time as the Chaldeans took Jerusalem, and burnt it with fire.
And they sent it to Jerusalem unto Joachim the high priest, the son of Chelcias, son of Salom, and to the priests, and to all the people which were found with him at Jerusalem,
And ye shall say, To the Lord our God belongeth righteousness, but unto us the confusion of faces, as it is come to pass this day, unto them of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which the Lord appointed by Moses his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land that floweth with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day.
To bring upon us great plagues, such as never happened under the whole heaven, as it came to pass in Jerusalem, according to the things that were written in the law of Moses;
Wherefore the Lord watched over us for evil, and the Lord hath brought it upon us: for the Lord is righteous in all his works which he hath commanded us.
And the house which is called by thy name hast thou laid waste, as it is to be seen this day, for the wickedness of the house of Israel and the house of Juda.
For I knew that they would not hear me, because it is a stiffnecked people: but in the land of their captivities they shall remember themselves.
And I will bring them again into the land which I promised with an oath unto their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they shall be lords of it: and I will increase them, and they shall not be diminished.
How happeneth it Israel, that thou art in thine enemies' land, that thou art waxen old in a strange country, that thou art defiled with the dead,
Nor understood the paths thereof, nor laid hold of it: their children were far off from that way.
It hath not been heard of in Chanaan, neither hath it been seen in Theman.
But he that knoweth all things knoweth her, and hath found her out with his understanding: he that prepared the earth for evermore hath filled it with fourfooted beasts:
He that sendeth forth light, and it goeth, calleth it again, and it obeyeth him with fear.
He hath found out all the way of knowledge, and hath given it unto Jacob his servant, and to Israel his beloved.
This is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that endureth for ever: all they that keep it shall come to life; but such as leave it shall die.
Turn thee, O Jacob, and take hold of it: walk in the presence of the light thereof, that thou mayest be illuminated.
For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, seek him ten times more.
Additions to Esther 11:1
In the fourth year of the reign of Ptolemeus and Cleopatra, Dositheus, who said he was a priest and Levite, and Ptolemeus his son, brought this epistle of Phurim, which they said was the same, and that Lysimachus the son of Ptolemeus, that was in Jerusalem, had interpreted it.
Additions to Esther 11:10
Then they cried unto God, and upon their cry, as it were from a little fountain, was made a great flood, even much water.
Additions to Esther 11:12
Now when Mardocheus, who had seen this dream, and what God had determined to do, was awake, he bare this dream in mind, and until night by all means was desirous to know it.
Additions to Esther 12:3
Then the king examined the two eunuchs, and after that they had confessed it, they were strangled.
Additions to Esther 13:12
Thou knowest all things, and thou knowest, Lord, that it was neither in contempt nor pride, nor for any desire of glory, that I did not bow down to proud Aman.
Additions to Esther 13:14
But I did this, that I might not prefer the glory of man above the glory of God: neither will I worship any but thee, O God, neither will I do it in pride.
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 14:16
Thou knowest my necessity: for I abhor the sign of my high estate, which is upon mine head in the days wherein I shew myself, and that I abhor it as a menstruous rag, and that I wear it not when I am private by myself.
Additions to Esther 15:11
And so be held up his golden sceptre, and laid it upon her neck,
Additions to Esther 16:22
Ye shall therefore among your solemn feasts keep it an high day with all feasting:
Letter of Jeremiah 1:7
As for their tongue, it is polished by the workman, and they themselves are gilded and laid over with silver; yet are they but false, and cannot speak.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:8
And taking gold, as it were for a virgin that loveth to go gay, they make crowns for the heads of their gods.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:9
Sometimes also the priests convey from their gods gold and silver, and bestow it upon themselves.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:16
For like as a vessel that a man useth is nothing worth when it is broken; even so it is with their gods: when they be set up in the temple, their eyes be full of dust through the feet of them that come in.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:19
They are as one of the beams of the temple, yet they say their hearts are gnawed upon by things creeping out of the earth; and when they eat them and their clothes, they feel it not.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:23
Notwithstanding the gold that is about them to make them beautiful, except they wipe off the rust, they will not shine: for neither when they were molten did they feel it.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:27
As for the things that are sacrificed unto them, their priests sell and abuse; in like manner their wives lay up part thereof in salt; but unto the poor and impotent they give nothing of it.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:33
Whether it be evil that one doeth unto them, or good, they are not able to recompense it: they can neither set up a king, nor put him down.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:34
In like manner, they can neither give riches nor money: though a man make a vow unto them, and keep it not, they will not require it.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:43
Whatsoever is done among them is false: how may it then be thought or said that they are gods?
Letter of Jeremiah 1:49
For seeing they be but of wood, and overlaid with silver and gold, it shall be known hereafter that they are false:
Letter of Jeremiah 1:50
And it shall manifestly appear to all nations and kings that they are no gods, but the works of men's hands, and that there is no work of God in them.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:55
Moreover they cannot withstand any king or enemies: how can it then be thought or said that they be gods?
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.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:60
In like manner the lightning when it breaketh forth is easy to be seen; and after the same manner the wind bloweth in every country.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:62
And the fire sent from above to consume hills and woods doeth as it is commanded: but these are like unto them neither in shew nor power.