Verses with the word is in the Apocrypha (968 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 1:27
I am not sent out from the Lord God against thee; for my war is upon Euphrates: and now the Lord is with me, yea, the Lord is with me hasting me forward: depart from me, and be not against the Lord.
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 2:22
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 3:9
And said that, when the king is risen, some will give him the writings; and of whose side the king and the three princes of Persia shall judge that his sentence is the wisest, to him shall the victory be given, as was appointed.
1 Esdras 3:10
The first wrote, Wine is the strongest.
1 Esdras 3:11
The second wrote, The king is strongest.
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 3:24
O ye men, is not wine the strongest, that enforceth to do thus? And when he had so spoken, he held his peace.
1 Esdras 4:3
But yet the king is more mighty: for he is lord of all these things, and hath dominion over them; and whatsoever he commandeth them they do.
1 Esdras 4:7
And yet he is but one man: if he command to kill, they kill; if he command to spare, they spare;
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 4:14
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 4:18
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 4:28
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 4:35
Is he not great that maketh these things? therefore great is the truth, and stronger than all things.
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 4:37
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 4:38
As for the truth, it endureth, and is always strong; it liveth and conquereth for evermore.
1 Esdras 4:39
With her there is no accepting of persons or rewards; but she doeth the things that are just, and refraineth from all unjust and wicked things; and all men do well like of her works.
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 4:41
And with that he held his peace. And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.
1 Esdras 4:42
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 4:46
And now, O lord the king, this is that which I require, and which I desire of thee, and this is the princely liberality proceeding from thyself: I desire therefore that thou make good the vow, the performance whereof with thine own mouth thou hast vowed to the King of heaven.
1 Esdras 4:59
And said, From thee cometh victory, from thee cometh wisdom, and thine is the glory, and I am thy servant.
1 Esdras 4:63
To go up, and to build Jerusalem, and the temple which is called by his name: and they feasted with instruments of musick and gladness seven days.
1 Esdras 5:6
Who spake wise sentences before Darius the king of Persia in the second year of his reign, in the month Nisan, which is the first month.
1 Esdras 5:44
And certain of the chief of their families, when they came to the temple of God that is in Jerusalem, vowed to set up the house again in his own place according to their ability,
1 Esdras 5:47
But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1 Esdras 5:49
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 5:61
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 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 6:15
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 6:20
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 6:23
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 6:29
And out of the tribute of Celosyria and Phenice a portion carefully to be given these men for the sacrifices of the Lord, that is, to Zorobabel the governor, for bullocks, and rams, and lambs;
1 Esdras 6:33
The Lord therefore, whose name is there called upon, utterly destroy every king and nation, that stretcheth out his hand to hinder or endamage that house of the Lord in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 8:8
Now the copy of the commission, which was written from Artexerxes the king, and came to Esdras the priest and reader of the law of the Lord, is this that followeth;
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 8:14
With that also which is given of the people for the temple of the Lord their God at Jerusalem: and that silver and gold may be collected for bullocks, rams, and lambs, and things thereunto appertaining;
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 8:25
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 8:58
And I said unto them, Both ye are holy unto the Lord, and the vessels are holy, and the gold and the silver is a vow unto the Lord, the Lord of our fathers.
1 Esdras 8:70
For both they and their sons have married with their daughters, and the holy seed is mixed with the strange people of the land; and from the beginning of this matter the rulers and the great men have been partakers of this iniquity.
1 Esdras 8:83
That the land, which ye enter into to possess as an heritage, is a land polluted with the pollutions of the strangers of the land, and they have filled it with their uncleanness.
1 Esdras 8:86
And all that is befallen is done unto us for our wicked works and great sins; for thou, O Lord, didst make our sins light,
1 Esdras 8:92
Then Jechonias the son of Jeelus, one of the sons of Israel, called out, and said, O Esdras, we have sinned against the Lord God, we have married strange women of the nations of the land, and now is all Israel aloft.
1 Esdras 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 9:50
This day is holy unto the Lord; (for they all wept when they heard the law:)
1 Esdras 9:52
For this day is holy unto the Lord: and be not sorrowful; for the Lord will bring you to honour.
1 Esdras 9:53
So the Levites published all things to the people, saying, This day is holy to the Lord; be not sorrowful.
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 1:33
Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Your house is desolate, I will cast you out as the wind doth stubble.
2 Esdras 1:34
And your children shall not be fruitful; for they have despised my commandment, and done the thing that is an evil before me.
2 Esdras 1:40
Nahum, and Abacuc, Sophonias, Aggeus, Zachary, and Malachy, which is called also an angel of the Lord.
2 Esdras 2:3
I brought you up with gladness; but with sorrow and heaviness have I lost you: for ye have sinned before the Lord your God, and done that thing that is evil before him.
2 Esdras 2:13
Go, and ye shall receive: pray for few days unto you, that they may be shortened: the kingdom is already prepared for you: watch.
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 2:37
O receive the gift that is given you, and be glad, giving thanks unto him that hath led you to the heavenly kingdom.
2 Esdras 2:41
The number of thy children, whom thou longedst for, is fulfilled: beseech the power of the Lord, that thy people, which have been called from the beginning, may be hallowed.
2 Esdras 2:46
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 3:32
Or is there any other people that knoweth thee beside Israel? or what generation hath so believed thy covenants as Jacob?
2 Esdras 4:5
And I said, Tell on, my lord. Then said he unto me, Go thy way, weigh me the weight of the fire, or measure me the blast of the wind, or call me again the day that is past.
2 Esdras 4:6
Then answered I and said, What man is able to do that, that thou shouldest ask such things of me?
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 4:19
I answered and said, Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also hath his place to bear his floods.
2 Esdras 4:21
For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens.
2 Esdras 4:23
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 4:24
And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy.
2 Esdras 4:27
And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.
2 Esdras 4:28
But as concerning the things whereof thou askest me, I will tell thee; for the evil is sown, but the destruction thereof is not yet come.
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 4:34
And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
2 Esdras 4:36
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.
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 4:45
Shew me then whether there be more to come than is past, or more past than is to come.
2 Esdras 4:46
What is past I know, but what is for to come I know not.
2 Esdras 4:50
Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.
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 5:16
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 5:17
Knowest thou not that Israel is committed unto thee in the land of their captivity?
2 Esdras 5:27
And among all the multitudes of people thou hast gotten thee one people: and unto this people, whom thou lovedst, thou gavest a law that is approved of all.
2 Esdras 5:42
And he said unto me, I will liken my judgment unto a ring: like as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first.
2 Esdras 5:50
And I asked, and said, Seeing thou hast now given me the way, I will proceed to speak before thee: for our mother, of whom thou hast told me that she is young, draweth now nigh unto age.
2 Esdras 6:9
For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.
2 Esdras 6:10
The hand of man is betwixt the heel and the hand: other question, Esdras, ask thou not.
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 6:32
For thy voice is heard before the most High: for the Mighty hath seen thy righteous dealing, he hath seen also thy chastity, which thou hast had ever since thy youth.
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 7:6
There is also another thing; A city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things:
2 Esdras 7:7
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:
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 7:11
Because for their sakes I made the world: and when Adam transgressed my statutes, then was decreed that now is done.
2 Esdras 7:16
Why hast thou not considered in thy mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?
2 Esdras 7:19
And he said unto me. There is no judge above God, and none that hath understanding above the Highest.
2 Esdras 7:20
For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
2 Esdras 7:23
And deceived themselves by their wicked deeds; and said of the most High, that he is not; and knew not his ways:
2 Esdras 7:26
Behold, the time shall come, that these tokens which I have told thee shall come to pass, and the bride shall appear, and she coming forth shall be seen, that now is withdrawn from the earth.
2 Esdras 7:27
And whosoever is delivered from the foresaid evils shall see my wonders.
2 Esdras 7:31
And after seven days the world, that yet awaketh not, shall be raised up, and that shall die that is corrupt
2 Esdras 7:41
Even so now, seeing corruption is grown up, and wickedness increased, and the righteous have prayed for the ungodly: wherefore shall it not be so now also?
2 Esdras 7:42
He answered me, and said, This present life is not the end where much glory doth abide; therefore have they prayed for the weak.
2 Esdras 7:43
But the day of doom shall be the end of this time, and the beginning of the immortality for to come, wherein corruption is past,
2 Esdras 7:44
Intemperance is at an end, infidelity is cut off, righteousness is grown, and truth is sprung up.
2 Esdras 7:45
Then shall no man be able to save him that is destroyed, nor to oppress him that hath gotten the victory.
2 Esdras 7:46
I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2 Esdras 7:47
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 7:49
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 7:50
And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, whereas ourselves being most wicked are made vain?
2 Esdras 7:52
And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
2 Esdras 7:53
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 7:57
Then answered he me, and said, This is the condition of the battle, which man that is born upon the earth shall fight;
2 Esdras 7:59
For this is the life whereof Moses spake unto the people while he lived, saying, Choose thee life, that thou mayest live.
2 Esdras 7:62
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,
2 Esdras 7:64
And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
2 Esdras 7:65
And that he is bountiful, for he is ready to give where it needeth;
2 Esdras 7:66
And that he is of great mercy, for he multiplieth more and more mercies to them that are present, and that are past, and also to them which are to come.
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 8:10
For thou hast commanded out of the parts of the body, that is to say, out of the breasts, milk to be given, which is the fruit of the breasts,
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 8:14
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 8:18
But I have heard the swiftness of the judge which is to come.
2 Esdras 8:19
Therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee. This is the beginning of the words of Esdras, before he was taken up: and I said,
2 Esdras 8:21
Whose throne is inestimable; whose glory may not be comprehended; before whom the hosts of angels stand with trembling,
2 Esdras 8:22
Whose service is conversant in wind and fire; whose word is true, and sayings constant; whose commandment is strong, and ordinance fearful;
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 8:35
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.
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 8:44
Even so perisheth man also, which is formed with thy hands, and is called thine own image, because thou art like unto him, for whose sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husbandman's seed.
2 Esdras 8:52
For unto you is paradise opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready, a city is builded, and rest is allowed, yea, perfect goodness and wisdom.
2 Esdras 8:53
The root of evil is sealed up from you, weakness and the moth is hid from you, and corruption is fled into hell to be forgotten:
2 Esdras 8:54
Sorrows are passed, and in the end is shewed the treasure of immortality.
2 Esdras 8:58
And said in their heart, that there is no God; yea, and that knowing they must die.
2 Esdras 8:61
And therefore is my judgment now at hand.
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 9:5
For like as all that is made in the world hath a beginning and an end, and the end is manifest:
2 Esdras 9:13
And therefore be thou not curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when: but enquire how the righteous shall be saved, whose the world is, and for whom the world is created.
2 Esdras 9:16
Like as a wave is greater than a drop.
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 9:19
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.
2 Esdras 9:24
But go into a field of flowers, where no house is builded, and eat only the flowers of the field; taste no flesh, drink no wine, but eat flowers only;)
2 Esdras 9:26
So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me.
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 10:7
How that Sion our mother is full of all heaviness, and much humbled, mourning very sore?
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 10:10
For out of her came all at the first, and out of her shall all others come, and, behold, they walk almost all into destruction, and a multitude of them is utterly rooted out.
2 Esdras 10:12
But if thou sayest unto me, My lamentation is not like the earth's, because I have lost the fruit of my womb, which I brought forth with pains, and bare with sorrows;
2 Esdras 10:13
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 10:21
For thou seest that our sanctuary is laid waste, our altar broken down, our temple destroyed;
2 Esdras 10:22
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;
2 Esdras 10:23
And, which is the greatest of all, the seal of Sion hath now lost her honour; for she is delivered into the hands of them that hate us.
2 Esdras 10:28
Where is Uriel the angel, who came unto me at the first? for he hath caused me to fall into many trances, and mine end is turned into corruption, and my prayer to rebuke.
2 Esdras 10:31
What aileth thee? and why art thou so disquieted? and why is thine understanding troubled, and the thoughts of thine heart?
2 Esdras 10:36
Or is my sense deceived, or my soul in a dream?
2 Esdras 10:39
He hath seen that thy way is right: for that thou sorrowest continually for thy people, and makest great lamentation for Sion.
2 Esdras 10:40
This therefore is the meaning of the vision which thou lately sawest:
2 Esdras 10:43
And whereas she told thee of the death of her son, this is the solution:
2 Esdras 10:44
This woman, whom thou sawest is Sion: and whereas she said unto thee, even she whom thou seest as a city builded,
2 Esdras 11:43
Therefore is thy wrongful dealing come up unto the Highest, and thy pride unto the Mighty.
2 Esdras 12:5
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.
2 Esdras 12:10
And he said unto me, This is the interpretation of the vision:
2 Esdras 12:11
The eagle, whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel.
2 Esdras 12:17
As for the voice which thou heardest speak, and that thou sawest not to go out from the heads but from the midst of the body thereof, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:19
And whereas thou sawest the eight small under feathers sticking to her wings, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:22
And whereas thou sawest three heads resting, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:29
And whereas thou sawest two feathers under the wings passing over the head that is on the right side;
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 12:32
This is the anointed, which the Highest hath kept for them and for their wickedness unto the end: he shall reprove them, and shall upbraid them with their cruelty.
2 Esdras 12:35
This is the dream that thou sawest, and these are the interpretations.
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 13:22
Whereas thou hast spoken of them that are left behind, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 13:25
This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man coming up from the midst of the sea:
2 Esdras 13:26
The same is he whom God the Highest hath kept a great season, which by his own self shall deliver his creature: and he shall order them that are left behind.
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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 shall lay before them their evil thoughts, and the torments wherewith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like unto a flame: and he shall destroy them without labour by the law which is like unto me.
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For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.
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This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.
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For the world is divided into twelve parts, and the ten parts of it are gone already, and half of a tenth part:
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And there remaineth that which is after the half of the tenth part.
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For the time is fled far away, and leasing is hard at hand: for now hasteth the vision to come, which thou hast seen.
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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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For thy law is burnt, therefore no man knoweth the things that are done of thee, or the work that shall begin.
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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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For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.
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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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The fire is gone forth from his wrath, and hath consumed the foundations of the earth, and the sinners, like the straw that is kindled.
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Thou hast followed her that is hated in all her works and inventions: therefore saith God,
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And the glory of thy Power shall be dried up as a flower, the heat shall arise that is sent over thee.
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Gird up yourselves with cloths of sack and hair, bewail your children, and be sorry; for your destruction is at hand.
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A sword is sent upon you, and who may turn it back?
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A fire is sent among you, and who may quench it?
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Plagues are sent unto you, and what is he that may drive them away?
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May one turn again the arrow that is shot of a strong archer?
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The mighty Lord sendeth the plagues and who is he that can drive them away?
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A fire shall go forth from his wrath, and who is he that may quench it?
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For strong is his right hand that bendeth the bow, his arrows that he shooteth are sharp, and shall not miss, when they begin to be shot into the ends of the world.
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The fire is kindled, and shall not be put out, till it consume the foundation of the earth.
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Like as an arrow which is shot of a mighty archer returneth not backward: even so the plagues that shall be sent upon earth shall not return again.
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Woe is me! woe is me! who will deliver me in those days?
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Or as when a vineyard is gathered, there are left some clusters of them that diligently seek through the vineyard:
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Behold, God himself is the judge, fear him: leave off from your sins, and forget your iniquities, to meddle no more with them for ever: so shall God lead you forth, and deliver you from all trouble.
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For, behold, the burning wrath of a great multitude is kindled over you, and they shall take away certain of you, and feed you, being idle, with things offered unto idols.
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Be ye not afraid neither doubt; for God is your guide,
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Woe be unto them that are bound with their sins, and covered with their iniquities like as a field is covered over with bushes, and the path thereof covered with thorns, that no man may travel through!
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It is left undressed, and is cast into the fire to be consumed therewith.
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.
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.
And when I saw abundance of meat, I said to my son, Go and bring what poor man soever thou shalt find out of our brethren, who is mindful of the Lord; and, lo, I tarry for thee.
But he came again, and said, Father, one of our nation is strangled, and is cast out in the marketplace.
But my neighbours mocked me, and said, This man is not yet afraid to be put to death for this matter: who fled away; and yet, lo, he burieth the dead again.
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.
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.
Then she prayed toward the window, and said, Blessed art thou, O Lord my God, and thine holy and glorious name is blessed and honourable for ever: let all thy works praise thee for ever.
And Raphael was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house, and Sara the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.
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.
Ask counsel of all that are wise, and despise not any counsel that is profitable.
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.
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?
Then the young man said to the angel, Brother Azarias, to what use is the heart and the liver and the gal of the fish?
As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.
The angel said to the young man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sara; I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife.
And the maid is fair and wise: now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage: for I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the law of Moses, but he shall be guilty of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other.
And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never come again any more: but when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of you, and pray to God which is merciful, who will have pity on you, and save you: fear not, for she is appointed unto thee from the beginning; and thou shalt preserve her, and she shall go with thee. Moreover I suppose that she shall bear thee children. Now when Tobias had heard these things, he loved her, and his heart was effectually joined to her.
Then said Raguel to Edna his wife, How like is this young man to Tobit my cousin!
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.
For it is meet that thou shouldest marry my daughter: nevertheless I will declare unto thee the truth.
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.
Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy holy and glorious name for ever; let the heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures.
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.
Thou art to be praised, for thou hast made me joyful; and that is not come to me which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with us according to thy great mercy.
Then Tobit said, Are they detained? or is Gabael dead, and there is no man to give him the money?
Then his wife said unto him, My son is dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began to wail him, and said,
To whom Tobit said, Hold thy peace, take no care, for he is safe.
But she said, Hold thy peace, and deceive me not; my son is dead. And she went out every day into the way which they went, and did eat no meat on the daytime, and ceased not whole nights to bewail her son Tobias, until the fourteen days of the wedding were expired, which Raguel had sworn that he should spend there. Then Tobias said to Raguel, Let me go, for my father and my mother look no more to see me.
And he wept, and said, Blessed art thou, O God, and blessed is thy name for ever; and blessed are all thine holy angels:
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:
For he doth scourge, and hath mercy: he leadeth down to hell, and bringeth up again: neither is there any that can avoid his hand.
There declare his greatness, and extol him before all the living: for he is our Lord, and he is the God our Father for ever.
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.
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 he ranged them, as a great army is ordered for the war.
And they went forth of Nineve three days' journey toward the plain of Bectileth, and pitched from Bectileth near the mountain which is at the left hand of the upper Cilicia.
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,
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;
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 who art thou, Achior, and the hirelings of Ephraim, that thou hast prophesied against us as to day, and hast said, that we should not make war with the people of Israel, because their God will defend them? and who is God but Nabuchodonosor?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do not bind the counsels of the Lord our God: for God is not as man, that he may be threatened; neither is he as the son of man, that he should be wavering.
For there arose none in our age, neither is there any now in these days neither tribe, nor family, nor people, nor city among us, which worship gods made with hands, as hath been aforetime.
Then said Ozias to her, All that thou hast spoken hast thou spoken with a good heart, and there is none that may gainsay thy words.
For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.
For, behold, the Assyrians are multiplied in their power; they are exalted with horse and man; they glory in the strength of their footmen; they trust in shield, and spear, and bow, and sling; and know not that thou art the Lord that breakest the battles: the Lord is thy name.
And make every nation and tribe to acknowledge that thou art the God of all power and might, and that there is none other that protecteth the people of Israel but thou.
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 now, that my lord be not defeated and frustrate of his purpose, even death is now fallen upon them, and their sin hath overtaken them, wherewith they will provoke their God to anger whensoever they shall do that which is not fit to be done:
For their victuals fail them, and all their water is scant, and they have determined to lay hands upon their cattle, and purposed to consume all those things, that God hath forbidden them to eat by his laws:
And 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.
For thy servant is religious, and serveth the God of heaven day and night: now therefore, my lord, I will remain with thee, and thy servant will go out by night into the valley, and I will pray unto God, and he will tell me when they have committed their sins:
There is not such a woman from one end of the earth to the other, both for beauty of face, and wisdom of words.
Then said he to Bagoas the eunuch, who had charge over all that he had, Go now, and persuade this Hebrew woman which is with thee, that she come unto us, and eat and drink with us.
So Judith said, I will drink now, my lord, because my life is magnified in me this day more than all the days since I was born.
For now is the time to help thine inheritance, and to execute thine enterprizes to the destruction of the enemies which are risen against us.
Then said Judith afar off, to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, even our God, is with us, to shew his power yet in Jerusalem, and his forces against the enemy, as he hath even done this day.
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.
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.
For all sacrifice is too little for a sweet savour unto thee, and all the fat is not sufficient for thy burnt offering: but he that feareth the Lord is great at all times.
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For froward thoughts separate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise.
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For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter; nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin.
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For wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
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For the ear of jealousy heareth all things: and the noise of murmurings is not hid.
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Therefore beware of murmuring, which is unprofitable; and refrain your tongue from backbiting: for there is no word so secret, that shall go for nought: and the mouth that belieth slayeth the soul.
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For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth:
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(For righteousness is immortal:)
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For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave.
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For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart:
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And our name shall be forgotten in time, and no man shall have our works in remembrance, and our life shall pass away as the trace of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as a mist, that is driven away with the beams of the sun, and overcome with the heat thereof.
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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.
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Let none of us go without his part of our voluptuousness: let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this.
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Let our strength be the law of justice: for that which is feeble is found to be nothing worth.
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Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous; because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.
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He is grievous unto us even to behold: for his life is not like other men's, his ways are of another fashion.
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We are esteemed of him as counterfeits: he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness: he pronounceth the end of the just to be blessed, and maketh his boast that God is his father.
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In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery,
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For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
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They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth: and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him: for grace and mercy is to his saints, and he hath care for his elect.
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For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is miserable, and their hope is vain, their labours unfruitful, and their works unprofitable:
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Their offspring is cursed. Wherefore blessed is the barren that is undefiled, which hath not known the sinful bed: she shall have fruit in the visitation of souls.
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And blessed is the eunuch, which with his hands hath wrought no iniquity, nor imagined wicked things against God: for unto him shall be given the special gift of faith, and an inheritance in the temple of the Lord more acceptable to his mind.
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For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.
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For horrible is the end of the unrighteous generation.
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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.
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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.
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For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years.
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But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
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This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
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Thus the righteous that is dead shall condemn the ungodly which are living; and youth that is soon perfected the many years and old age of the unrighteous.
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How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!
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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;
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Or as when a bird hath flown through the air, there is no token of her way to be found, but the light air being beaten with the stroke of her wings and parted with the violent noise and motion of them, is passed through, and therein afterwards no sign where she went is to be found;
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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:
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For the hope of the ungodly is like dust that is blown away with the wind; like a thin froth that is driven away with the storm; like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest, and passeth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day.
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But the righteous live for evermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High.
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For power is given you of the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest, who shall try your works, and search out your counsels.
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For he which is Lord over all shall fear no man's person, neither shall he stand in awe of any man's greatness: for he hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike.
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Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her.
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To think therefore upon her is perfection of wisdom: and whoso watcheth for her shall quickly be without care.
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For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love;
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And love is the keeping of her laws; and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption;
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As for wisdom, what she is, and how she came up, I will tell you, and will not hide mysteries from you: but will seek her out from the beginning of her nativity, and bring the knowledge of her into light, and will not pass over the truth.
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But the multitude of the wise is the welfare of the world: and a wise king is the upholding of the people.
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And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
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For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.
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Neither compared I unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her.
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For she is a treasure unto men that never faileth: which they that use become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts that come from learning.
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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.
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For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good,
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For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness.
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For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her.
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For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.
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For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.
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In that she is conversant with God, she magnifieth her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things himself loved her.
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For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works.
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If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things?
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And if prudence work; who of all that are is a more cunning workman than she?
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If a man desire much experience, she knoweth things of old, and conjectureth aright what is to come: she knoweth the subtilties of speeches, and can expound dark sentences: she foreseeth signs and wonders, and the events of seasons and times.
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Now when I considered these things in myself, and pondered them in my heart, how that to be allied unto wisdom is immortality;
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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.
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O send her out of thy holy heavens, and from the throne of thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto thee.
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For what man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is?
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Of whose wickedness even to this day the waste land that smoketh is a testimony, and plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.
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She defended him from his enemies, and kept him safe from those that lay in wait, and in a sore conflict she gave him the victory; that he might know that goodness is stronger than all.
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For the whole world before thee is as a little grain of the balance, yea, as a drop of the morning dew that falleth down upon the earth.
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For thine incorruptible Spirit is in all things.
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For neither is there any God but thou that careth for all, to whom thou mightest shew that thy judgment is not unright.
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For thy power is the beginning of righteousness, and because thou art the Lord of all, it maketh thee to be gracious unto all.
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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.
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Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster;
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With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath created them.
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But if they were astonished at their power and virtue, let them understand by them, how much mightier he is that made them.
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For by the greatness and beauty of the creatures proportionably the maker of them is seen.
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But miserable are they, and in dead things is their hope, who call them gods, which are the works of men's hands, gold and silver, to shew art in, and resemblances of beasts, or a stone good for nothing, the work of an ancient hand.
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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:
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Then maketh he prayer for his goods, for his wife and children, and is not ashamed to speak to that which hath no life.
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For health he calleth upon that which is weak: for life prayeth to that which is dead; for aid humbly beseecheth that which hath least means to help: and for a good journey he asketh of that which cannot set a foot forward:
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And for gaining and getting, and for good success of his hands, asketh ability to do of him, that is most unable to do any thing.
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For blessed is the wood whereby righteousness cometh.
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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.
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For that which is made shall be punished together with him that made it.
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For the worshipping of idols not to be named is the beginning, the cause, and the end, of all evil.
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For insomuch as their trust is in idols, which have no life; though they swear falsely, yet they look not to be hurt.
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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.
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For to know thee is perfect righteousness: yea, to know thy power is the root of immortality.
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For the potter, tempering soft earth, fashioneth every vessel with much labour for our service: yea, of the same clay he maketh both the vessels that serve for clean uses, and likewise also all such as serve to the contrary: but what is the use of either sort, the potter himself is the judge.
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Notwithstanding his care is, not that he shall have much labour, nor that his life is short: but striveth to excel goldsmiths and silversmiths, and endeavoureth to do like the workers in brass, and counteth it his glory to make counterfeit things.
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His heart is ashes, his hope is more vile than earth, and his life of less value than clay:
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For being mortal, he worketh a dead thing with wicked hands: for he himself is better than the things which he worshippeth: whereas he lived once, but they never.
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And in this thou madest thine enemies confess, that it is thou who deliverest from all evil:
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A man indeed killeth through his malice: and the spirit, when it is gone forth, returneth not; neither the soul received up cometh again.
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But it is not possible to escape thine hand.
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For, which is most to be wondered at, the fire had more force in the water, that quencheth all things: for the world fighteth for the righteous.
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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.
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For wickedness, condemned by her own witness, is very timorous, and being pressed with conscience, always forecasteth grievous things.
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For fear is nothing else but a betraying of the succours which reason offereth.
All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.
There is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his throne.
She is with all flesh according to his gift, and he hath given her to them that love him.
The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing.
To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
To fear the Lord is fullness of wisdom, and filleth men with her fruits.
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 root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life.
The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath.
The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner.
For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight.
Exalt not thyself, lest thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou camest not in truth to the fear of the Lord, but thy heart is full of deceit.
Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.
For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and very pitiful, and forgiveth sins, and saveth in time of affliction.
Woe unto him that is fainthearted! for he believeth not; therefore shall he not be defended.
They that fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.
Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.
And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
He that honoureth his father shall have a long life; and he that is obedient unto the Lord shall be a comfort to his mother.
Glory not in the dishonour of thy father; for thy father's dishonour is no glory unto thee.
For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father; and a mother in dishonour is a reproach to the children.
He that forsaketh his father is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother is cursed: of God.
My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved.
For the power of the Lord is great, and he is honoured of the lowly.
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.
In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy; for the plant of wickedness hath taken root in him.
The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.
And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.
Add not more trouble to an heart that is vexed; and defer not to give to him that is in need.
For there is a shame that bringeth sin; and there is a shame which is glory and grace.
And refrain not to speak, when there is occasion to do good, and hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? for the Lord is longsuffering, he will in no wise let thee go.
And say not His mercy is great; he will be pacified for the multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth upon sinners.
Honour and shame is in talk: and the tongue of man is his fall.
Be not called a whisperer, and lie not in wait with thy tongue: for a foul shame is upon the thief, and an evil condemnation upon the double tongue.
For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble.
And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover thy reproach.
Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.
A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.
Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.
She is very unpleasant to the unlearned: he that is without understanding will not remain with her.
For wisdom is according to her name, and she is not manifest unto many.
For there is a golden ornament upon her, and her bands are purple lace.
Stand in the multitude of the elders; and cleave unto him that is wise.
Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.
Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.
Humble thyself greatly: for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms.
Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold.
Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.
Lend not unto him that is mightier than thyself; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.
Strive not with an angry man, and go not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow thee.
Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer, lest thou be taken with her attempts.
Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.
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.
A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.
A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.
As the judge of the people is himself, so are his officers; and what manner of man the ruler of the city is, such are all they that dwell therein.
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.
In the hand of God is the prosperity of man: and upon the person of the scribe shall he lay his honour.
Pride is hateful before God and man: and by both doth one commit iniquity.
Because of unrighteous dealings, injuries, and riches got by deceit, the kingdom is translated from one people to another.
Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.
The physician cutteth off a long disease; and he that is to day a king to morrow shall die.
For when a man is dead, he shall inherit creeping things, beasts, and worms.
The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God, and his heart is turned away from his Maker.
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.
Among brethren he that is chief is honorable; so are they that fear the Lord in his eyes.
The fear of the Lord goeth before the obtaining of authority: but roughness and pride is the losing thereof.
Whether he be rich, noble, or poor, their glory is the fear of the Lord.
It is not meet to despise the poor man that hath understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.
Great men, and judges, and potentates, shall be honoured; yet is there none of them greater than he that feareth the Lord.
Unto the servant that is wise shall they that are free do service: and he that hath knowledge will not grudge when he is reformed.
Better is he that laboureth, and aboundeth in all things, than he that boasteth himself, and wanteth bread.
The poor man is honoured for his skill, and the rich man is honoured for his riches.
He that is honoured in poverty, how much more in riches? and he that is dishonourable in riches, how much more in poverty?
Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.
The bee is little among such as fly; but her fruit is the chief of sweet things.
There is one that laboureth, and taketh pains, and maketh haste, and is so much the more behind.
Again, there is another that is slow, and hath need of help, wanting ability, and full of poverty; yet the eye of the Lord looked upon him for good, and set him up from his low estate,
And lifted up his head from misery; so that many that saw from him is peace over all the
There is that waxeth rich by his wariness and pinching, and this his the portion of his reward:
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.
The blessing of the Lord is in the reward of the godly, and suddenly he maketh his blessing flourish.
Say not, What profit is there of my service? and what good things shall I have hereafter?
In the day of prosperity there is a forgetfulness of affliction: and in the day of affliction there is no more remembrance of prosperity.
For it is an easy thing unto the Lord in the day of death to reward a man according to his ways.
Like as a partridge taken [and kept] in a cage, so is the heart of the proud; and like as a spy, watcheth he for thy fall:
Of a spark of fire a heap of coals is kindled: and a sinful man layeth wait for blood.
There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms.
Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for [else] thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.
Never trust thine enemy: for like as iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.
Who will pity a charmer that is bitten with a serpent, or any such as come nigh wild beasts?
So one that goeth to a sinner, and is defiled with him in his sins, who will pity?
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.
The rich man hath done wrong, and yet he threateneth withal: the poor is wronged, and he must intreat also.
What agreement is there between the hyena and a dog? and what peace between the rich and the poor?
As the wild ass is the lion's prey in the wilderness: so the rich eat up the poor.
A rich man beginning to fall is held up of his friends: but a poor man being down is thrust away by his friends.
When a rich man is fallen, he hath many helpers: he speaketh things not to be spoken, and yet men justify him: the poor man slipped, and yet they rebuked him too; he spake wisely, and could have no place.
When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him.
Riches are good unto him that hath no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly.
A cheerful countenance is a token of a heart that is in prosperity; and the finding out of parables is a wearisome labour of the mind.
Blessed is the man that hath not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.
Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him, and who is not fallen from his hope in the Lord.
He that is evil to himself, to whom will he be good? he shall not take pleasure in his goods.
There is none worse than he that envieth himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.
A covetous man's eye is not satisfied with his portion; and the iniquity of the wicked drieth up his soul.
A wicked eye envieth [his] bread, and he is a niggard at his table.