Verses with the word of in the Apocrypha (3127 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:1
And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;
1 Esdras 1:2
Having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, in the temple of the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:3
And he spake unto the Levites, the holy ministers of Israel, that they should hallow themselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark of the Lord in the house that king Solomon the son of David had built:
1 Esdras 1:5
According as David the king of Israel prescribed, and according to the magnificence of Solomon his son: and standing in the temple according to the several dignity of the families of you the Levites, who minister in the presence of your brethren the children of Israel,
1 Esdras 1:6
Offer the passover in order, and make ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and keep the passover according to the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto Moses.
1 Esdras 1:7
And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.
1 Esdras 1:8
And Helkias, Zacharias, and Syelus, the governors of the temple, gave to the priests for the passover two thousand and six hundred sheep, and three hundred calves.
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 1:13
And set them before all the people: and afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the priests their brethren, the sons of Aaron.
1 Esdras 1:14
For the priests offered the fat until night: and the Levites prepared for themselves, and the priests their brethren, the sons of Aaron.
1 Esdras 1:15
The holy singers also, the sons of Asaph, were in their order, according to the appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zacharias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's retinue.
1 Esdras 1:17
Thus were the things that belonged to the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in that day, that they might hold the passover,
1 Esdras 1:18
And offer sacrifices upon the altar of the Lord, according to the commandment of king Josias.
1 Esdras 1:19
So the children of Israel which were present held the passover at that time, and the feast of sweet bread seven days.
1 Esdras 1:20
And such a passover was not kept in Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel.
1 Esdras 1:21
Yea, all the kings of Israel held not such a passover as Josias, and the priests, and the Levites, and the Jews, held with all Israel that were found dwelling at Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:22
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josias was this passover kept.
1 Esdras 1:23
And the works or Josias were upright before his Lord with an heart full of godliness.
1 Esdras 1:24
As for the things that came to pass in his time, they were written in former times, concerning those that sinned, and did wickedly against the Lord above all people and kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceedingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up against Israel.
1 Esdras 1:25
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 1:26
But the king of Egypt sent to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, O king of Judea?
1 Esdras 1:28
Howbeit Josias did not turn back his chariot from him, but undertook to fight with him, not regarding the words of the prophet Jeremy spoken by the mouth of the Lord:
1 Esdras 1:29
But joined battle with him in the plain of Magiddo, and the princes came against king Josias.
1 Esdras 1:30
Then said the king unto his servants, Carry me away out of the battle; for I am very weak. And immediately his servants took him away out of the battle.
1 Esdras 1:32
And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:33
These things are written in the book of the stories of the kings of Judah, and every one of the acts that Josias did, and his glory, and his understanding in the law of the Lord, and the things that he had done before, and the things now recited, are reported in the book of the kings of Israel and Judea.
1 Esdras 1:34
And the people took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of Josias his father, when he was twenty and three years old.
1 Esdras 1:35
And he reigned in Judea and in Jerusalem three months: and then the king of Egypt deposed him from reigning in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:36
And he set a tax upon the land of an hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
1 Esdras 1:37
The king of Egypt also made king Joacim his brother king of Judea and Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:38
And he bound Joacim and the nobles: but Zaraces his brother he apprehended, and brought him out of Egypt.
1 Esdras 1:39
Five and twenty years old was Joacim when he was made king in the land of Judea and Jerusalem; and he did evil before the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:40
Wherefore against him Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon came up, and bound him with a chain of brass, and carried him into Babylon.
1 Esdras 1:41
Nabuchodonosor also took of the holy vessels of the Lord, and carried them away, and set them in his own temple at Babylon.
1 Esdras 1:42
But those things that are recorded of him, and of his uncleaness and impiety, are written in the chronicles of the kings.
1 Esdras 1:45
So after a year Nabuchodonosor sent and caused him to be brought into Babylon with the holy vessels of the Lord;
1 Esdras 1:46
And made Zedechias king of Judea and Jerusalem, when he was one and twenty years old; and he reigned eleven years:
1 Esdras 1:47
And he did evil also in the sight of the Lord, and cared not for the words that were spoken unto him by the prophet Jeremy from the mouth of the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:48
And after that king Nabuchodonosor had made him to swear by the name of the Lord, he forswore himself, and rebelled; and hardening his neck, his heart, he transgressed the laws of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:49
The governors also of the people and of the priests did many things against the laws, and passed all the pollutions of all nations, and defiled the temple of the Lord, which was sanctified in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 1:50
Nevertheless the God of their fathers sent by his messenger to call them back, because he spared them and his tabernacle also.
1 Esdras 1:51
But they had his messengers in derision; and, look, when the Lord spake unto them, they made a sport of his prophets:
1 Esdras 1:52
So far forth, that he, being wroth with his people for their great ungodliness, commanded the kings of the Chaldees to come up against them;
1 Esdras 1:53
Who slew their young men with the sword, yea, even within the compass of their holy temple, and spared neither young man nor maid, old man nor child, among them; for he delivered all into their hands.
1 Esdras 1:54
And they took all the holy vessels of the Lord, both great and small, with the vessels of the ark of God, and the king's treasures, and carried them away into Babylon.
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 1:57
Who became servants to him and his children, till the Persians reigned, to fulfil the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremy:
1 Esdras 1:58
Until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths, the whole time of her desolation shall she rest, until the full term of seventy years.
1 Esdras 2:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord might be accomplished, that he had promised by the mouth of Jeremy;
1 Esdras 2:2
The Lord raised up the spirit of Cyrus the king of the Persians, and he made proclamation through all his kingdom, and also by writing,
1 Esdras 2:3
Saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of the Persians; The Lord of Israel, the most high Lord, hath made me king of the whole world,
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 2:7
With gifts, with horses, and with cattle, and other things, which have been set forth by vow, for the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 2:8
Then the chief of the families of Judea and of the tribe of Benjamin stood up; the priests also, and the Levites, and all they whose mind the Lord had moved to go up, and to build an house for the Lord at Jerusalem,
1 Esdras 2:9
And they that dwelt round about them, and helped them in all things with silver and gold, with horses and cattle, and with very many free gifts of a great number whose minds were stirred up thereto.
1 Esdras 2:10
King Cyrus also brought forth the holy vessels, which Nabuchodonosor had carried away from Jerusalem, and had set up in his temple of idols.
1 Esdras 2:11
Now when Cyrus king of the Persians had brought them forth, he delivered them to Mithridates his treasurer:
1 Esdras 2:12
And by him they were delivered to Sanabassar the governor of Judea.
1 Esdras 2:13
And this was the number of them; A thousand golden cups, and a thousand of silver, censers of silver twenty nine, vials of gold thirty, and of silver two thousand four hundred and ten, and a thousand other vessels.
1 Esdras 2:14
So all the vessels of gold and of silver, which were carried away, were five thousand four hundred threescore and nine.
1 Esdras 2:15
These were brought back by Sanabassar, together with them of the captivity, from Babylon to Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 2:16
But in the time of Artexerxes king of the Persians Belemus, and Mithridates, and Tabellius, and Rathumus, and Beeltethmus, and Semellius the secretary, with others that were in commission with them, dwelling in Samaria and other places, wrote unto him against them that dwelt in Judea and Jerusalem these letters following;
1 Esdras 2:17
To king Artexerxes our lord, Thy servants, Rathumus the storywriter, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest of their council, and the judges that are in Celosyria and Phenice.
1 Esdras 2:18
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 2:21
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 2:29
And that those wicked workers proceed no further to the annoyance of kings,
1 Esdras 2:30
Then king Artexerxes his letters being read, Rathumus, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest that were in commission with them, removing in haste toward Jerusalem with a troop of horsemen and a multitude of people in battle array, began to hinder the builders; and the building of the temple in Jerusalem ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 3:1
Now when Darius reigned, he made a great feast unto all his subjects, and unto all his household, and unto all the princes of Media and Persia,
1 Esdras 3:2
And to all the governors and captains and lieutenants that were under him, from India unto Ethiopia, of an hundred twenty and seven provinces.
1 Esdras 3:4
Then three young men, that were of the guard that kept the king's body, spake one to another;
1 Esdras 3:5
Let every one of us speak a sentence: he that shall overcome, and whose sentence shall seem wiser than the others, unto him shall the king Darius give great gifts, and great things in token of victory:
1 Esdras 3:6
As, to be clothed in purple, to drink in gold, and to sleep upon gold, and a chariot with bridles of gold, and an headtire of fine linen, and a chain about his neck:
1 Esdras 3:7
And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.
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 3:14
And sending forth he called all the princes of Persia and Media, and the governors, and the captains, and the lieutenants, and the chief officers;
1 Esdras 3:15
And sat him down in the royal seat of judgment; and the writings were read before them.
1 Esdras 3:17
And he said unto them, Declare unto us your mind concerning the writings. Then began the first, who had spoken of the strength of wine;
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 4:1
Then the second, that had spoken of the strength of the king, began to say,
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 4:13
Then the third, who had spoken of women, and of the truth, (this was Zorobabel) began to speak.
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 4:16
Even of them came they: and they nourished them up that planted the vineyards, from whence the wine cometh.
1 Esdras 4:26
Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
1 Esdras 4:29
Yet did I see him and Apame the king's concubine, the daughter of the admirable Bartacus, sitting at the right hand of the king,
1 Esdras 4:33
Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth.
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 4:39
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 4:44
And to send away all the vessels that were taken away out of Jerusalem, which Cyrus set apart, when he vowed to destroy Babylon, and to send them again thither.
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 4:49
Moreover he wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry, concerning their freedom, that no officer, no ruler, no lieutenant, nor treasurer, should forcibly enter into their doors;
1 Esdras 4:50
And that all the country which they hold should be free without tribute; and that the Edomites should give over the villages of the Jews which then they held:
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 4:55
And likewise for the charges of the Levites, to be given them until the day that the house were finished, and Jerusalem builded up.
1 Esdras 4:58
Now when this young man was gone forth, he lifted up his face to heaven toward Jerusalem, and praised the King of heaven,
1 Esdras 4:60
Blessed art thou, who hast given me wisdom: for to thee I give thanks, O Lord of our fathers.
1 Esdras 4:62
And they praised the God of their fathers, because he had given them freedom and liberty
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 5:1
After this were the principal men of the families chosen according to their tribes, to go up with their wives and sons and daughters, with their menservants and maidservants, and their cattle.
1 Esdras 5:4
And these are the names of the men which went up, according to their families among their tribes, after their several heads.
1 Esdras 5:5
The priests, the sons of Phinees the son of Aaron: Jesus the son of Josedec, the son of Saraias, and Joacim the son of Zorobabel, the son of Salathiel, of the house of David, out of the kindred of Phares, of the tribe of Judah;
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 5:7
And these are they of Jewry that came up from the captivity, where they dwelt as strangers, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon.
1 Esdras 5:8
And they returned unto Jerusalem, and to the other parts of Jewry, every man to his own city, who came with Zorobabel, with Jesus, Nehemias, and Zacharias, and Reesaias, Enenius, Mardocheus. Beelsarus, Aspharasus, Reelius, Roimus, and Baana, their guides.
1 Esdras 5:9
The number of them of the nation, and their governors, sons of Phoros, two thousand an hundred seventy and two; the sons of Saphat, four hundred seventy and two:
1 Esdras 5:10
The sons of Ares, seven hundred fifty and six:
1 Esdras 5:11
The sons of Phaath Moab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve:
1 Esdras 5:12
The sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four: the sons of Zathul, nine hundred forty and five: the sons of Corbe, seven hundred and five: the sons of Bani, six hundred forty and eight:
1 Esdras 5:13
The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three: the sons of Sadas, three thousand two hundred twenty and two:
1 Esdras 5:14
The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and seven: the sons of Bagoi, two thousand sixty and six: the sons of Adin, four hundred fifty and four:
1 Esdras 5:15
The sons of Aterezias, ninety and two: the sons of Ceilan and Azetas threescore and seven: the sons of Azuran, four hundred thirty and two:
1 Esdras 5:16
The sons of Ananias, an hundred and one: the sons of Arom, thirty two: and the sons of Bassa, three hundred twenty and three: the sons of Azephurith, an hundred and two:
1 Esdras 5:17
The sons of Meterus, three thousand and five: the sons of Bethlomon, an hundred twenty and three:
1 Esdras 5:18
They of Netophah, fifty and five: they of Anathoth, an hundred fifty and eight: they of Bethsamos, forty and two:
1 Esdras 5:19
They of Kiriathiarius, twenty and five: they of Caphira and Beroth, seven hundred forty and three: they of Pira, seven hundred:
1 Esdras 5:20
They of Chadias and Ammidoi, four hundred twenty and two: they of Cirama and Gabdes, six hundred twenty and one:
1 Esdras 5:21
They of Macalon, an hundred twenty and two: they of Betolius, fifty and two: the sons of Nephis, an hundred fifty and six:
1 Esdras 5:22
The sons of Calamolalus and Onus, seven hundred twenty and five: the sons of Jerechus, two hundred forty and five:
1 Esdras 5:23
The sons of Annas, three thousand three hundred and thirty.
1 Esdras 5:24
The priests: the sons of Jeddu, the son of Jesus among the sons of Sanasib, nine hundred seventy and two: the sons of Meruth, a thousand fifty and two:
1 Esdras 5:25
The sons of Phassaron, a thousand forty and seven: the sons of Carme, a thousand and seventeen.
1 Esdras 5:26
The Levites: the sons of Jessue, and Cadmiel, and Banuas, and Sudias, seventy and four.
1 Esdras 5:27
The holy singers: the sons of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
1 Esdras 5:28
The porters: the sons of Salum, the sons of Jatal, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Dacobi, the sons of Teta, the sons of Sami, in all an hundred thirty and nine.
1 Esdras 5:29
The servants of the temple: the sons of Esau, the sons of Asipha, the sons of Tabaoth, the sons of Ceras, the sons of Sud, the sons of Phaleas, the sons of Labana, the sons of Graba,
1 Esdras 5:30
The sons of Acua, the sons of Uta, the sons of Cetab, the sons of Agaba, the sons of Subai, the sons of Anan, the sons of Cathua, the sons of Geddur,
1 Esdras 5:31
The sons of Airus, the sons of Daisan, the sons of Noeba, the sons of Chaseba, the sons of Gazera, the sons of Azia, the sons of Phinees, the sons of Azare, the sons of Bastai, the sons of Asana, the sons of Meani, the sons of Naphisi, the sons of Acub, the sons of Acipha, the sons of Assur, the sons of Pharacim, the sons of Basaloth,
1 Esdras 5:32
The sons of Meeda, the sons of Coutha, the sons of Charea, the sons of Charcus, the sons of Aserer, the sons of Thomoi, the sons of Nasith, the sons of Atipha.
1 Esdras 5:33
The sons of the servants of Solomon: the sons of Azaphion, the sons of Pharira, the sons of Jeeli, the sons of Lozon, the sons of Israel, the sons of Sapheth,
1 Esdras 5:34
The sons of Hagia, the sons of Pharacareth, the sons of Sabi, the sons of Sarothie, the sons of Masias, the sons of Gar, the sons of Addus, the sons of Suba, the sons of Apherra, the sons of Barodis, the sons of Sabat, the sons of Allom.
1 Esdras 5:35
All the ministers of the temple, and the sons of the servants of Solomon, were three hundred seventy and two.
1 Esdras 5:37
Neither could they shew their families, nor their stock, how they were of Israel: the sons of Ladan, the son of Ban, the sons of Necodan, six hundred fifty and two.
1 Esdras 5:38
And of the priests that usurped the office of the priesthood, and were not found: the sons of Obdia, the sons of Accoz, the sons of Addus, who married Augia one of the daughters of Barzelus, and was named after his name.
1 Esdras 5:39
And when the description of the kindred of these men was sought in the register, and was not found, they were removed from executing the office of the priesthood:
1 Esdras 5:40
For unto them said Nehemias and Atharias, that they should not be partakers of the holy things, till there arose up an high priest clothed with doctrine and truth.
1 Esdras 5:41
So of Israel, from them of twelve years old and upward, they were all in number forty thousand, beside menservants and womenservants two thousand three hundred and sixty.
1 Esdras 5:44
And certain of the chief of their families, when they came to the temple of God that is in Jerusalem, vowed to set up the house again in his own place according to their ability,
1 Esdras 5:45
And to give into the holy treasury of the works a thousand pounds of gold, five thousand of silver, and an hundred priestly vestments.
1 Esdras 5:47
But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1 Esdras 5:48
Then stood up Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren the priests and Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and his brethren, and made ready the altar of the God of Israel,
1 Esdras 5:49
To offer burnt sacrifices upon it, according as it is expressly commanded in the book of Moses the man of God.
1 Esdras 5:50
And there were gathered unto them out of the other nations of the land, and they erected the altar upon his own place, because all the nations of the land were at enmity with them, and oppressed them; and they offered sacrifices according to the time, and burnt offerings to the Lord both morning and evening.
1 Esdras 5:51
Also they held the feast of tabernacles, as it is commanded in the law, and offered sacrifices daily, as was meet:
1 Esdras 5:52
And after that, the continual oblations, and the sacrifice of the sabbaths, and of the new moons, and of all holy feasts.
1 Esdras 5:53
And all they that had made any vow to God began to offer sacrifices to God from the first day of the seventh month, although the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
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 5:56
And in the second year and second month after his coming to the temple of God at Jerusalem began Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and their brethren, and the priests, and the Levites, and all they that were come unto Jerusalem out of the captivity:
1 Esdras 5:57
And they laid the foundation of the house of God in the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come to Jewry and Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 5:58
And they appointed the Levites from twenty years old over the works of the Lord. Then stood up Jesus, and his sons and brethren, and Cadmiel his brother, and the sons of Madiabun, with the sons of Joda the son of Eliadun, with their sons and brethren, all Levites, with one accord setters forward of the business, labouring to advance the works in the house of God. So the workmen built the temple of the Lord.
1 Esdras 5:59
And the priests stood arrayed in their vestments with musical instruments and trumpets; and the Levites the sons of Asaph had cymbals,
1 Esdras 5:60
Singing songs of thanksgiving, and praising the Lord, according as David the king of Israel had ordained.
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 5:62
And all the people sounded trumpets, and shouted with a loud voice, singing songs of thanksgiving unto the Lord for the rearing up of the house of the Lord.
1 Esdras 5:63
Also of the priests and Levites, and of the chief of their families, the ancients who had seen the former house came to the building of this with weeping and great crying.
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 5:67
And they perceived that they that were of the captivity did build the temple unto the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 5:68
So they went to Zorobabel and Jesus, and to the chief of the families, and said unto them, We will build together with you.
1 Esdras 5:69
For we likewise, as ye, do obey your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him from the days of Azbazareth the king of the Assyrians, who brought us hither.
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 5:71
We ourselves alone will build unto the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus the king of the Persians hath commanded us.
1 Esdras 5:72
But the heathen of the land lying heavy upon the inhabitants of Judea, and holding them strait, hindered their building;
1 Esdras 5:73
And by their secret plots, and popular persuasions and commotions, they hindered the finishing of the building all the time that king Cyrus lived: so they were hindered from building for the space of two years, until the reign of Darius.
1 Esdras 6:1
Now in the second year of the reign of Darius Aggeus and Zacharias the son of Addo, the prophets, prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and Jerusalem in the name of the Lord God of Israel, which was upon them.
1 Esdras 6:2
Then stood up Zorobabel the son of Salatiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, the prophets of the Lord being with them, and helping them.
1 Esdras 6:3
At the same time came unto them Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, with Sathrabuzanes and his companions, and said unto them,
1 Esdras 6:5
Nevertheless the elders of the Jews obtained favour, because the Lord had visited the captivity;
1 Esdras 6:7
The copy of the letters which Sisinnes, governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions, rulers in Syria and Phenice, wrote and sent unto Darius; To king Darius, greeting:
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Let all things be known unto our lord the king, that being come into the country of Judea, and entered into the city of Jerusalem we found in the city of Jerusalem the ancients of the Jews that were of the captivity
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Building an house unto the Lord, great and new, of hewn and costly stones, and the timber already laid upon the walls.
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Then asked we these elders, saying, By whose commandment build ye this house, and lay the foundations of these works?
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Therefore to the intent that we might give knowledge unto thee by writing, we demanded of them who were the chief doers, and we required of them the names in writing of their principal men.
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So they gave us this answer, We are the servants of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
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And as for this house, it was builded many years ago by a king of Israel great and strong, and was finished.
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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;
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But in the first year that king Cyrus reigned over the country of Babylon Cyrus the king wrote to build up this house.
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And the holy vessels of gold and of silver, that Nabuchodonosor had carried away out of the house at Jerusalem, and had set them in his own temple those Cyrus the king brought forth again out of the temple at Babylon, and they were delivered to Zorobabel and to Sanabassarus the ruler,
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With commandment that he should carry away the same vessels, and put them in the temple at Jerusalem; and that the temple of the Lord should be built in his place.
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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.
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Now therefore, if it seem good unto the king, let search be made among the records of king Cyrus:
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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.
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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.
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In the first year of the reign of Cyrus king Cyrus commanded that the house of the Lord at Jerusalem should be built again, where they do sacrifice with continual fire:
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Whose height shall be sixty cubits and the breadth sixty cubits, with three rows of hewn stones, and one row of new wood of that country; and the expences thereof to be given out of the house of king Cyrus:
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And that the holy vessels of the house of the Lord, both of gold and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took out of the house at Jerusalem, and brought to Babylon, should be restored to the house at Jerusalem, and be set in the place where they were before.
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And also he commanded that Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, and their companions, and those which were appointed rulers in Syria and Phenice, should be careful not to meddle with the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the servant of the Lord, and governor of Judea, and the elders of the Jews, to build the house of the Lord in that place.
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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:
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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;
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And he commanded that whosoever should transgress, yea, or make light of any thing afore spoken or written, out of his own house should a tree be taken, and he thereon be hanged, and all his goods seized for the king.
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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.
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Then Sisinnes the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions following the commandments of king Darius,
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Did very carefully oversee the holy works, assisting the ancients of the Jews and governors of the temple.
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And they finished these things by the commandment of the Lord God of Israel, and with the consent of Cyrus, Darius, and Artexerxes, kings of Persia.
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And thus was the holy house finished in the three and twentieth day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of Darius king of the Persians
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And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and others that were of the captivity, that were added unto them, did according to the things written in the book of Moses.
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And to the dedication of the temple of the Lord they offered an hundred bullocks two hundred rams, four hundred lambs;
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And twelve goats for the sin of all Israel, according to the number of the chief of the tribes of Israel.
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The priests also and the Levites stood arrayed in their vestments, according to their kindreds, in the service of the Lord God of Israel, according to the book of Moses: and the porters at every gate.
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And the children of Israel that were of the captivity held the passover the fourteenth day of the first month, after that the priests and the Levites were sanctified.
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They that were of the captivity were not all sanctified together: but the Levites were all sanctified together.
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And so they offered the passover for all them of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
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And the children of Israel that came out of the captivity did eat, even all they that had separated themselves from the abominations of the people of the land, and sought the Lord.
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And they kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days, making merry before the Lord,
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For that he had turned the counsel of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the works of the Lord God of Israel.
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And after these things, when Artexerxes the king of the Persians reigned came Esdras the son of Saraias, the son of Ezerias, the son of Helchiah, the son of Salum,
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The son of Sadduc, the son of Achitob, the son of Amarias, the son of Ezias, the son of Meremoth, the son of Zaraias, the son of Savias, the son of Boccas, the son of Abisum, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest.
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This Esdras went up from Babylon, as a scribe, being very ready in the law of Moses, that was given by the God of Israel.
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There went up with him also certain of the children of Israel, of the priest of the Levites, of the holy singers, porters, and ministers of the temple, unto Jerusalem,
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In the seventh year of the reign of Artexerxes, in the fifth month, this was the king's seventh year; for they went from Babylon in the first day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem, according to the prosperous journey which the Lord gave them.
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For Esdras had very great skill, so that he omitted nothing of the law and commandments of the Lord, but taught all Israel the ordinances and judgments.
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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;
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King Artexerxes unto Esdras the priest and reader of the law of the Lord sendeth greeting:
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Having determined to deal graciously, I have given order, that such of the nation of the Jews, and of the priests and Levites being within our realm, as are willing and desirous should go with thee unto Jerusalem.
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That they may look unto the affairs of Judea and Jerusalem, agreeably to that which is in the law of the Lord;
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And carry the gifts unto the Lord of Israel to Jerusalem, which I and my friends have vowed, and all the gold and silver that in the country of Babylon can be found, to the Lord in Jerusalem,
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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;
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To the end that they may offer sacrifices unto the Lord upon the altar of the Lord their God, which is in Jerusalem.
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And whatsoever thou and thy brethren will do with the silver and gold, that do, according to the will of thy God.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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To the sum of an hundred talents of silver, likewise also of wheat even to an hundred cors, and an hundred pieces of wine, and other things in abundance.
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Let all things be performed after the law of God diligently unto the most high God, that wrath come not upon the kingdom of the king and his sons.
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I command you also, that ye require no tax, nor any other imposition, of any of the priests, or Levites, or holy singers, or porters, or ministers of the temple, or of any that have doings in this temple, and that no man have authority to impose any thing upon them.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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And hath honoured me in the sight of the king, and his counsellors, and all his friends and nobles.
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Therefore was I encouraged by the help of the Lord my God, and gathered together men of Israel to go up with me.
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And these are the chief according to their families and several dignities, that went up with me from Babylon in the reign of king Artexerxes:
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Of the sons of Phinees, Gerson: of the sons of Ithamar, Gamael: of the sons of David, Lettus the son of Sechenias:
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Of the sons of Pharez, Zacharias; and with him were counted an hundred and fifty men:
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Of the sons of Pahath Moab, Eliaonias, the son of Zaraias, and with him two hundred men:
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Of the sons of Zathoe, Sechenias the son of Jezelus, and with him three hundred men: of the sons of Adin, Obeth the son of Jonathan, and with him two hundred and fifty men:
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Of the sons of Elam, Josias son of Gotholias, and with him seventy men:
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Of the sons of Saphatias, Zaraias son of Michael, and with him threescore and ten men:
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Of the sons of Joab, Abadias son of Jezelus, and with him two hundred and twelve men:
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Of the sons of Banid, Assalimoth son of Josaphias, and with him an hundred and threescore men:
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Of the sons of Babi, Zacharias son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight men:
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Of the sons of Astath, Johannes son of Acatan, and with him an hundred and ten men:
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Of the sons of Adonikam the last, and these are the names of them, Eliphalet, Jewel, and Samaias, and with them seventy men:
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Of the sons of Bago, Uthi the son of Istalcurus, and with him seventy men.
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But when I had found there none of the priests and Levites,
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And I bade them that they should go unto Saddeus the captain, who was in the place of the treasury:
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And commanded them that they should speak unto Daddeus, and to his brethren, and to the treasurers in that place, to send us such men as might execute the priests' office in the house of the Lord.
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And by the mighty hand of our Lord they brought unto us skilful men of the sons of Moli the son of Levi, the son of Israel, Asebebia, and his sons, and his brethren, who were eighteen.
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And Asebia, and Annus, and Osaias his brother, of the sons of Channuneus, and their sons, were twenty men.
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And of the servants of the temple whom David had ordained, and the principal men for the service of the Levites to wit, the servants of the temple two hundred and twenty, the catalogue of whose names were shewed.
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And there I vowed a fast unto the young men before our Lord, to desire of him a prosperous journey both for us and them that were with us, for our children, and for the cattle:
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For we had said unto the king, that the power of the Lord our God should be with them that seek him, to support them in all ways.
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Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Esebrias, and Assanias, and ten men of their brethren with them:
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And I weighed them the gold, and the silver, and the holy vessels of the house of our Lord, which the king, and his council, and the princes, and all Israel, had given.
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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,
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And twenty golden vessels, and twelve vessels of brass, even of fine brass, glittering like gold.
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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.
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Watch ye, and keep them till ye deliver them to the chief of the priests and Levites, and to the principal men of the families of Israel, in Jerusalem, into the chambers of the house of our God.
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So the priests and the Levites, who had received the silver and the gold and the vessels, brought them unto Jerusalem, into the temple of the Lord.
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And from the river Theras we departed the twelfth day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem by the mighty hand of our Lord, which was with us: and from the beginning of our journey the Lord delivered us from every enemy, and so we came to Jerusalem.
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And when we had been there three days, the gold and silver that was weighed was delivered in the house of our Lord on the fourth day unto Marmoth the priest the son of Iri.
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And with him was Eleazar the son of Phinees, and with them were Josabad the son of Jesu and Moeth the son of Sabban, Levites: all was delivered them by number and weight.
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And all the weight of them was written up the same hour.
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Moreover they that were come out of the captivity offered sacrifice unto the Lord God of Israel, even twelve bullocks for all Israel, fourscore and sixteen rams,
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Threescore and twelve lambs, goats for a peace offering, twelve; all of them a sacrifice to the Lord.
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And they delivered the king's commandments unto the king's stewards' and to the governors of Celosyria and Phenice; and they honoured the people and the temple of God.
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The nation of Israel, the princes, the priests and Levites, have not put away from them the strange people of the land, nor the pollutions of the Gentiles to wit, of the Canaanites, Hittites, Pheresites, Jebusites, and the Moabites, Egyptians, and Edomites.
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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.
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So all they that were then moved at the word of the Lord God of Israel assembled unto me, whilst I mourned for the iniquity: but I sat still full of heaviness until the evening sacrifice.
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For ever since the time of our fathers we have been and are in great sin, even unto this day.
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And for our sins and our fathers' we with our brethren and our kings and our priests were given up unto the kings of the earth, to the sword, and to captivity, and for a prey with shame, unto this day.
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And now in some measure hath mercy been shewed unto us from thee, O Lord, that there should be left us a root and a name in the place of thy sanctuary;
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And to discover unto us a light in the house of the Lord our God, and to give us food in the time of our servitude.
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Yea, when we were in bondage, we were not forsaken of our Lord; but he made us gracious before the kings of Persia, so that they gave us food;
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Yea, and honoured the temple of our Lord, and raised up the desolate Sion, that they have given us a sure abiding in Jewry and Jerusalem.
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And now, O Lord, what shall we say, having these things? for we have transgressed thy commandments, which thou gavest by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying,
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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.
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Moreover ye shall never seek to have peace with them, that ye may be strong, and eat the good things of the land, and that ye may leave the inheritance of the land unto your children for evermore.
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And didst give unto us such a root: but we have turned back again to transgress thy law, and to mingle ourselves with the uncleanness of the nations of the land.
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O Lord of Israel, thou art true: for we are left a root this day.
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Behold, now are we before thee in our iniquities, for we cannot stand any longer by reason of these things before thee.
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And as Esdras in his prayer made his confession, weeping, and lying flat upon the ground before the temple, there gathered unto him from Jerusalem a very great multitude of men and women and children: for there was great weeping among the multitude.
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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.
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Let us make an oath to the Lord, that we will put away all our wives, which we have taken of the heathen, with their children,
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Like as thou hast decreed, and as many as do obey the law of the Lord.
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So Esdras arose, and took an oath of the chief of the priests and Levites of all Israel to do after these things; and so they sware.
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Then Esdras rising from the court of the temple went to the chamber of Joanan the son of Eliasib,
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And remained there, and did eat no meat nor drink water, mourning for the great iniquities of the multitude.
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And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and Jerusalem to all them that were of the captivity, that they should be gathered together at Jerusalem:
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And that whosoever met not there within two or three days according as the elders that bare rule appointed, their cattle should be seized to the use of the temple, and himself cast out from them that were of the captivity.
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And in three days were all they of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem the twentieth day of the ninth month.
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And all the multitude sat trembling in the broad court of the temple because of the present foul weather.
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So Esdras arose up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed the law in marrying strange wives, thereby to increase the sins of Israel.
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And now by confessing give glory unto the Lord God of our fathers,
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And do his will, and separate yourselves from the heathen of the land, and from the strange women.
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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:
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Therefore let the rulers of the multitude stay, and let all them of our habitations that have strange wives come at the time appointed,
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And with them the rulers and judges of every place, till we turn away the wrath of the Lord from us for this matter.
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Then Jonathan the son of Azael and Ezechias the son of Theocanus accordingly took this matter upon them: and Mosollam and Levis and Sabbatheus helped them.
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And they that were of the captivity did according to all these things.
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And Esdras the priest chose unto him the principal men of their families, all by name: and in the first day of the tenth month they sat together to examine the matter.
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So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
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And of the priests that were come together, and had strange wives, there were found:
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Of the sons of Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren; Matthelas and Eleazar, and Joribus and Joadanus.
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And of the sons of Emmer; Ananias, and Zabdeus, and Eanes, and Sameius, and Hiereel, and Azarias.
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And of the sons of Phaisur; Elionas, Massias Israel, and Nathanael, and Ocidelus and Talsas.
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And of the Levites; Jozabad, and Semis, and Colius, who was called Calitas, and Patheus, and Judas, and Jonas.
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Of the holy singers; Eleazurus, Bacchurus.
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Of the porters; Sallumus, and Tolbanes.
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Of them of Israel, of the sons of Phoros; Hiermas, and Eddias, and Melchias, and Maelus, and Eleazar, and Asibias, and Baanias.
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Of the sons of Ela; Matthanias, Zacharias, and Hierielus, and Hieremoth, and Aedias.
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And of the sons of Zamoth; Eliadas, Elisimus, Othonias, Jarimoth, and Sabatus, and Sardeus.
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Of the sons of Babai; Johannes, and Ananias and Josabad, and Amatheis.
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Of the sons of Mani; Olamus, Mamuchus, Jedeus, Jasubus, Jasael, and Hieremoth.
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And of the sons of Addi; Naathus, and Moosias, Lacunus, and Naidus, and Mathanias, and Sesthel, Balnuus, and Manasseas.
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And of the sons of Annas; Elionas and Aseas, and Melchias, and Sabbeus, and Simon Chosameus.
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And of the sons of Asom; Altaneus, and Matthias, and Baanaia, Eliphalet, and Manasses, and Semei.
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And of the sons of Maani; Jeremias, Momdis, Omaerus, Juel, Mabdai, and Pelias, and Anos, Carabasion, and Enasibus, and Mamnitanaimus, Eliasis, Bannus, Eliali, Samis, Selemias, Nathanias: and of the sons of Ozora; Sesis, Esril, Azaelus, Samatus, Zambis, Josephus.
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And of the sons of Ethma; Mazitias, Zabadaias, Edes, Juel, Banaias.
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And the priests and Levites, and they that were of Israel, dwelt in Jerusalem, and in the country, in the first day of the seventh month: so the children of Israel were in their habitations.
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And the whole multitude came together with one accord into the broad place of the holy porch toward the east:
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And they spake unto Esdras the priest and reader, that he would bring the law of Moses, that was given of the Lord God of Israel.
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So Esdras the chief priest brought the law unto the whole multitude from man to woman, and to all the priests, to hear law in the first day of the seventh month.
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And Esdras the priest and reader of the law stood up upon a pulpit of wood, which was made for that purpose.
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Then took Esdras the book of the law before the multitude: for he sat honourably in the first place in the sight of them all.
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And when he opened the law, they stood all straight up. So Esdras blessed the Lord God most High, the God of hosts, Almighty.
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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.
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The second book of the prophet Esdras, the son of Saraias, the son of Azarias, the son of Helchias, the son of Sadamias, the sou of Sadoc, the son of Achitob,
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The son of Achias, the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of Marimoth, the son of And he spake unto the of Borith, the son of Abisei, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar,
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The son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi; which was captive in the land of the Medes, in the reign of Artexerxes king of the Persians.
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And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
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Because the sins of their fathers are increased in them: for they have forgotten me, and have offered unto strange gods.
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Am not I even he that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? but they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels.
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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.
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All the nations have I destroyed before them, and in the east I have scattered the people of two provinces, even of Tyrus and Sidon, and have slain all their enemies.
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I gave you light in a pillar of fire, and great wonders have I done among you; yet have ye forgotten me, saith the Lord.
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And triumphed not in my name for the destruction of your enemies, but ever to this day do ye yet murmur.
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When ye were thirsty, did I not cleave the rock, and waters flowed out to your fill? for the heat I covered you with the leaves of the trees.
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Thus saith the Almighty Lord, When ye were in the wilderness, in the river of the Amorites, being athirst, and blaspheming my name,
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I sent unto you my servants the prophets, whom ye have taken and slain, and torn their bodies in pieces, whose blood I will require of your hands, saith the Lord.
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Your houses will I give to a people that shall come; which not having heard of me yet shall believe me; to whom I have shewed no signs, yet they shall do that I have commanded them.
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I take to witness the grace of the people to come, whose little ones rejoice in gladness: and though they have not seen me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit they believe the thing that I say.
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Nahum, and Abacuc, Sophonias, Aggeus, Zachary, and Malachy, which is called also an angel of the Lord.
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Thus saith the Lord, I brought this people out of bondage, and I gave them my commandments by menservants the prophets; whom they would not hear, but despised my counsels.
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But what shall I now do unto you? I am a widow and forsaken: go your way, O my children, and ask mercy of the Lord.
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As for me, O father, I call upon thee for a witness over the mother of these children, which would not keep my covenant,
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That thou bring them to confusion, and their mother to a spoil, that there may be no offspring of them.
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Let them be scattered abroad among the heathen, let their names be put out of the earth: for they have despised my covenant.
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Whose land lieth in clods of pitch and heaps of ashes: even so also will I do unto them that hear me not, saith the Almighty Lord.
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Thus saith the Lord unto Esdras, Tell my people that I will give them the kingdom of Jerusalem, which I would have given unto Israel.
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They shall have the tree of life for an ointment of sweet savour; they shall neither labour, nor be weary.
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And those that be dead will I raise up again from their places, and bring them out of the graves: for I have known my name in Israel.
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Fear not, thou mother of the children: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
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Heal the broken and the weak, laugh not a lame man to scorn, defend the maimed, and let the blind man come into the sight of my clearness.
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As for the servants whom I have given thee, there shall not one of them perish; for I will require them from among thy number.
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Be not weary: for when the day of trouble and heaviness cometh, others shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou shalt be merry and have abundance.
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Remember thy children that sleep, for I shall bring them out of the sides of the earth, and shew mercy unto them: for I am merciful, saith the Lord Almighty.
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I Esdras received a charge of the Lord upon the mount Oreb, that I should go unto Israel; but when I came unto them, they set me at nought, and despised the commandment of the Lord.
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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.
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Be ready to the reward of the kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you for evermore.
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Flee the shadow of this world, receive the joyfulness of your glory: I testify my Saviour openly.
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Arise up and stand, behold the number of those that be sealed in the feast of the Lord;
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Which are departed from the shadow of the world, and have received glorious garments of the Lord.
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Take thy number, O Sion, and shut up those of thine that are clothed in white, which have fulfilled the law of the Lord.
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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.
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And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
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He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.
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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.
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Then the angel said unto me, Go thy way, and tell my people what manner of things, and how great wonders of the Lord thy God, thou hast seen.
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In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart:
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For I saw the desolation of Sion, and the wealth of them that dwelt at Babylon.
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And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the most High, and said,
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And gavest a body unto Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of thine hands, and didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made living before thee.
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And unto him thou gavest commandment to love thy way: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number.
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And again in process of time thou broughtest the flood upon those that dwelt in the world, and destroyedst them.
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And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
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Nevertheless one of them thou leftest, namely, Noah with his household, of whom came all righteous men.
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And it came to pass, that when thou leadest his seed out of Egypt, thou broughtest them up to the mount Sinai.
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And bowing the heavens, thou didst set fast the earth, movedst the whole world, and madest the depths to tremble, and troubledst the men of that age.
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And thy glory went through four gates, of fire, and of earthquake, and of wind, and of cold; that thou mightest give the law unto the seed of Jacob, and diligence unto the generation of Israel.
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For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
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Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.
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And so thou gavest thy city over into the hands of thine enemies.
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I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?
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And said, Thy heart hath gone to far in this world, and thinkest thou to comprehend the way of the most High?
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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.
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Then answered I and said, What man is able to do that, that thou shouldest ask such things of me?
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And he said unto me, If I should ask thee how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of paradise:
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Nevertheless now have I asked thee but only of the fire and wind, and of the day wherethrough thou hast passed, and of things from which thou canst not be separated, and yet canst thou give me no answer of them.
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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?
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The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
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The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
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The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nought, for the sand stood up and stopped them.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked.
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And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.
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For the grain of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning, and how much ungodliness hath it brought up unto this time? and how much shall it yet bring forth until the time of threshing come?
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Ponder now by thyself, how great fruit of wickedness the grain of evil seed hath brought forth.
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Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their chambers, saying, How long shall I hope on this fashion? when cometh the fruit of the floor of our reward?
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And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance.
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Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, even we all are full of impiety.
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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.
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So he answered me, and said, Go thy way to a woman with child, and ask of her when she hath fulfilled her nine months, if her womb may keep the birth any longer within her.
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Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman:
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For like as a woman that travaileth maketh haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed unto them.
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He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
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Nevertheless as coming the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith.
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And blood shall drop out of wood, and the stone shall give his voice, and the people shall be troubled:
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And shall be sought of many, and yet not be found: then shall unrighteousness and incontinency be multiplied upon earth.
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And in the second night it came to pass, that Salathiel the captain of the people came unto me, saying, Where hast thou been? and why is thy countenance so heavy?
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Knowest thou not that Israel is committed unto thee in the land of their captivity?
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Up then, and eat bread, and forsake us not, as the shepherd that leaveth his flock in the hands of cruel wolves.
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And after seven days so it was, that the thoughts of my heart were very grievous unto me again,
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And my soul recovered the spirit of understanding, and I began to talk with the most High again,
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And said, O Lord that bearest rule, of every wood of the earth, and of all the trees thereof, thou hast chosen thee one only vine:
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And of all lands of the whole world thou hast chosen thee one pit: and of all the flowers thereof one lily:
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And of all the depths of the sea thou hast filled thee one river: and of all builded cities thou hast hallowed Sion unto thyself:
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And of all the fowls that are created thou hast named thee one dove: and of all the cattle that are made thou hast provided thee one sheep:
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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.
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And I said, No, Lord: but of very grief have I spoken: for my reins pain me every hour, while I labour to comprehend the way of the most High, and to seek out part of his judgment.
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And he said unto me, Thou canst not. And I said, Wherefore, Lord? whereunto was I born then? or why was not my mother's womb then my grave, that I might not have seen the travail of Jacob, and the wearisome toil of the stock of Israel?
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Open me the places that are closed, and bring me forth the winds that in them are shut up, shew me the image of a voice: and then I will declare to thee the thing that thou labourest to know.
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As for me, I am unwise: how may I then speak of these things whereof thou askest me?
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Then said he unto me, Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people.
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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.
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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.
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And I said, She cannot: but must do it by distance of time.
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Then said he unto me, Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.
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And 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.
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Say unto her, Wherefore are unto they whom thou hast now brought forth like those that were before, but less of stature?
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And she shall answer thee, They that be born in the the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb faileth, are otherwise.
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Consider thou therefore also, how that ye are less of stature than those that were before you.
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And so are they that come after you less than ye, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth.
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And he said unto me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,
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Before it thundered and lightened, or ever the foundations of paradise were laid,
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Before the fair flowers were seen, or ever the moveable powers were established, before the innumerable multitude of angels were gathered together,
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Or ever the heights of the air were lifted up, before the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys in Sion were hot,
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And ere the present years were sought out, and or ever the inventions of them that now sin were turned, before they were sealed that have gathered faith for a treasure:
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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?
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And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob's hand held first the heel of Esau.
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For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.
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The hand of man is betwixt the heel and the hand: other question, Esdras, ask thou not.
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I beseech thee, shew thy servant the end of thy tokens, whereof thou shewedst me part the last night.
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And therefore when it speaketh be not afraid: for the word is of the end, and the foundation of the earth is understood.
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And why? because the speech of these things trembleth and is moved: for it knoweth that the end of these things must be changed.
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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.
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And will begin to make inquisition of them, what they be that have hurt unjustly with their unrighteousness, and when the affliction of Sion shall be fulfilled;
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And the children of a year old shall speak with their voices, the women with child shall bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they shall live, and be raised up.
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At that time shall friends fight one against another like enemies, and the earth shall stand in fear with those that dwell therein, the springs of the fountains shall stand still, and in three hours they shall not run.
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Whosoever remaineth from all these that I have told thee shall escape, and see my salvation, and the end of your world.
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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.
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And these words said he unto me; I am come to shew thee the time of the night to come.
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And therefore hath he sent me to shew thee all these things, and to say unto thee, Be of good comfort and fear not
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And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work.
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And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed.
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Then commandedst thou a fair light to come forth of thy treasures, that thy work might appear.
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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.
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Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six pats hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee.
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For immediately there was great and innumerable fruit, and many and divers pleasures for the taste, and flowers of unchangeable colour, and odours of wonderful smell: and this was done the third day.
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For the dumb water and without life brought forth living things at the commandment of God, that all people might praise thy wondrous works.
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But unto Leviathan thou gavest the seventh part, namely, the moist; and hast kept him to be devoured of whom thou wilt, and when.
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And after these, Adam also, whom thou madest lord of all thy creatures: of him come we all, and the people also whom thou hast chosen.
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As for the other people, which also come of Adam, thou hast said that they are nothing, but be like unto spittle: and hast likened the abundance of them unto a drop that falleth from a vessel.
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And when I had made an end of speaking these words, there was sent unto me the angel which had been sent unto me the nights afore:
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There is also another thing; A city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things:
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Then were the entrances of this world made narrow, full of sorrow and travail: they are but few and evil, full of perils,: and very painful.
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For the entrances of the elder world were wide and sure, and brought immortal fruit.
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For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
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And deceived themselves by their wicked deeds; and said of the most High, that he is not; and knew not his ways:
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And the most High shall appear upon the seat of judgment, and misery shall pass away, and the long suffering shall have an end:
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And the work shall follow, and the reward shall be shewed, and the good deeds shall be of force, and wicked deeds shall bear no rule.
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And Jesus after him for Israel in the time of Achan:
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And Ezechias for the people in the time of Sennacherib: and many for many.
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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,
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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.
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And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly?
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And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
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And that the faces of them which have used abstinence shall shine above the stars, whereas our faces shall be blacker than darkness?
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Then answered he me, and said, This is the condition of the battle, which man that is born upon the earth shall fight;
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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.
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And he pardoneth; for if he did not so of his goodness, that they which have committed iniquities might be eased of them, the ten thousandth part of men should not remain living.
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And being judge, if he should not forgive them that are cured with his word, and put out the multitude of contentions,
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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.
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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?
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For thou art alone, and we all one workmanship of thine hands, like as thou hast said.
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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,
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Therefore will I begin to pray before thee for myself and for them: for I see the falls of us that dwell in the land.
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But I have heard the swiftness of the judge which is to come.
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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,
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Whose throne is inestimable; whose glory may not be comprehended; before whom the hosts of angels stand with trembling,
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O hear the prayer of thy servant, and give ear to the petition of thy creature.
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O look not upon the sins of thy people; but on them which serve thee in truth.
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Regard not the wicked inventions of the heathen, but the desire of those that keep thy testimonies in afflictions.
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For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful.
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For if thou hast a desire to have mercy upon us, thou shalt be called merciful, to us namely, that have no works of righteousness.
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For the just, which have many good works laid up with thee, shall out of their own deeds receive reward.
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For in this, O Lord, thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be declared, if thou be merciful unto them which have not the confidence of good works.
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For indeed I will not think on the disposition of them which have sinned before death, before judgment, before destruction:
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But I will rejoice over the disposition of the righteous, and I will remember also their pilgrimage, and the salvation, and the reward, that they shall have.