Verses with the word provoke in the Apocrypha (5 verses):
For ye cannot find the depth of the heart of man, neither can ye perceive the things that he thinketh: then how can ye search out God, that hath made all these things, and know his mind, or comprehend his purpose? Nay, my brethren, provoke not the Lord our God to anger.
And now, that my lord be not defeated and frustrate of his purpose, even death is now fallen upon them, and their sin hath overtaken them, wherewith they will provoke their God to anger whensoever they shall do that which is not fit to be done:
Make not an hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in his distress.
1 Maccabees 6:34
And to the end they might provoke the elephants to fight, they shewed them the blood of grapes and mulberries.
1 Maccabees 15:40
So Cendebeus came to Jamnia and began to provoke the people and to invade Judea, and to take the people prisoners, and slay them.