Verses with the word this in the Apocrypha (387 verses):
1 Esdras 1:22
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josias was this passover kept.
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 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 2:19
Now if this city and the walls thereof be made up again, they will not only refuse to give tribute, but also rebel against kings.
1 Esdras 2:23
And that the Jews were rebellious, and raised always wars therein; for the which cause even this city was made desolate.
1 Esdras 2:24
Wherefore now we do declare unto thee, O lord the king, that if this city be built again, and the walls thereof set up anew, thou shalt from henceforth have no passage into Celosyria and Phenice.
1 Esdras 2:25
Then the king wrote back again to Rathumus the storywriter, to Beeltethmus, to Semellius the scribe, and to the rest that were in commission, and dwellers in Samaria and Syria and Phenice, after this manner;
1 Esdras 4:13
Then the third, who had spoken of women, and of the truth, (this was Zorobabel) began to speak.
1 Esdras 4:22
By this also ye must know that women have dominion over you: do ye not labour and toil, and give and bring all to the woman?
1 Esdras 4:31
And yet for all this the king gaped and gazed upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also: but if she took any displeasure at him, the king was fain to flatter, that she might be reconciled to him again.
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 4:58
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 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 5:63
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 6:4
By whose appointment do ye build this house and this roof, and perform all the other things? and who are the workmen that perform these things?
1 Esdras 6:11
Then asked we these elders, saying, By whose commandment build ye this house, and lay the foundations of these works?
1 Esdras 6:13
So they gave us this answer, We are the servants of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
1 Esdras 6:14
And as for this house, it was builded many years ago by a king of Israel great and strong, and was finished.
1 Esdras 6:17
But in the first year that king Cyrus reigned over the country of Babylon Cyrus the king wrote to build up this house.
1 Esdras 6:20
Then the same Sanabassarus, being come hither, laid the foundations of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem; and from that time to this being still a building, it is not yet fully ended.
1 Esdras 8:3
This Esdras went up from Babylon, as a scribe, being very ready in the law of Moses, that was given by the God of Israel.
1 Esdras 8:6
In the seventh year of the reign of Artexerxes, in the fifth month, this was the king's seventh year; for they went from Babylon in the first day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem, according to the prosperous journey which the Lord gave them.
1 Esdras 8:8
Now the copy of the commission, which was written from Artexerxes the king, and came to Esdras the priest and reader of the law of the Lord, is this that followeth;
1 Esdras 8:22
I command you also, that ye require no tax, nor any other imposition, of any of the priests, or Levites, or holy singers, or porters, or ministers of the temple, or of any that have doings in this temple, and that no man have authority to impose any thing upon them.
1 Esdras 8:70
For both they and their sons have married with their daughters, and the holy seed is mixed with the strange people of the land; and from the beginning of this matter the rulers and the great men have been partakers of this iniquity.
1 Esdras 8:76
For ever since the time of our fathers we have been and are in great sin, even unto this day.
1 Esdras 8:77
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.
1 Esdras 8:89
O Lord of Israel, thou art true: for we are left a root this day.
1 Esdras 8:95
Arise and put in execution: for to thee doth this matter appertain, and we will be with thee: do valiantly.
1 Esdras 9:11
But forasmuch as the people are many, and it is foul weather, so that we cannot stand without, and this is not a work of a day or two, seeing our sin in these things is spread far:
1 Esdras 9:13
And with them the rulers and judges of every place, till we turn away the wrath of the Lord from us for this matter.
1 Esdras 9:14
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.
1 Esdras 9:50
This day is holy unto the Lord; (for they all wept when they heard the law:)
1 Esdras 9:52
For this day is holy unto the Lord: and be not sorrowful; for the Lord will bring you to honour.
1 Esdras 9:53
So the Levites published all things to the people, saying, This day is holy to the Lord; be not sorrowful.
2 Esdras 1:16
And triumphed not in my name for the destruction of your enemies, but ever to this day do ye yet murmur.
2 Esdras 1:18
Saying, Why hast thou brought us into this wilderness to kill us? it had been better for us to have served the Egyptians, than to die in this wilderness.
2 Esdras 2:1
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.
2 Esdras 2:36
Flee the shadow of this world, receive the joyfulness of your glory: I testify my Saviour openly.
2 Esdras 3:25
When this was done many years, then they that inhabited the city forsook thee,
2 Esdras 3:29
For when I came thither, and had seen impieties without number, then my soul saw many evildoers in this thirtieth year, so that my heart failed me.
2 Esdras 3:31
I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?
2 Esdras 4:2
And said, Thy heart hath gone to far in this world, and thinkest thou to comprehend the way of the most High?
2 Esdras 4:27
And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.
2 Esdras 4:30
For the grain of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning, and how much ungodliness hath it brought up unto this time? and how much shall it yet bring forth until the time of threshing come?
2 Esdras 4:35
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?
2 Esdras 4:49
After this there passed by before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm; and when the stormy rain was past, the drops remained still.
2 Esdras 5:27
And among all the multitudes of people thou hast gotten thee one people: and unto this people, whom thou lovedst, thou gavest a law that is approved of all.
2 Esdras 5:28
And now, O Lord, why hast thou given this one people over unto many? and upon the one root hast thou prepared others, and why hast thou scattered thy only one people among many?
2 Esdras 6:35
And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me.
2 Esdras 6:44
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.
2 Esdras 6:55
All this have I spoken before thee, O Lord, because thou madest the world for our sakes
2 Esdras 6:59
If the world now be made for our sakes, why do we not possess an inheritance with the world? how long shall this endure?
2 Esdras 7:9
If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
2 Esdras 7:12
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.
2 Esdras 7:16
Why hast thou not considered in thy mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?
2 Esdras 7:20
For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
2 Esdras 7:42
He answered me, and said, This present life is not the end where much glory doth abide; therefore have they prayed for the weak.
2 Esdras 7:43
But the day of doom shall be the end of this time, and the beginning of the immortality for to come, wherein corruption is past,
2 Esdras 7:46
I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2 Esdras 7:47
For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment?
2 Esdras 7:57
Then answered he me, and said, This is the condition of the battle, which man that is born upon the earth shall fight;
2 Esdras 7:59
For this is the life whereof Moses spake unto the people while he lived, saying, Choose thee life, that thou mayest live.
2 Esdras 8:1
And he answered me, saying, The most High hath made this world for many, but the world to come for few.
2 Esdras 8:2
I will tell thee a similitude, Esdras; As when thou askest the earth, it shall say unto thee, that it giveth much mould whereof earthen vessels are made, but little dust that gold cometh of: even so is the course of this present world.
2 Esdras 8:19
Therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee. This is the beginning of the words of Esdras, before he was taken up: and I said,
2 Esdras 8:36
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.
2 Esdras 8:48
In this also thou art marvellous before the most High:
2 Esdras 9:19
For then every one obeyed: but now the manners of them which are created in this world that is made are corrupted by a perpetual seed, and by a law which is unsearchable rid themselves.
2 Esdras 10:3
And it came to pass, when they had all left off to comfort me, to the end I might be quiet; then rose I up by night and fled, and came hither into this field, as thou seest.
2 Esdras 10:37
Now therefore I beseech thee that thou wilt shew thy servant of this vision.
2 Esdras 10:40
This therefore is the meaning of the vision which thou lately sawest:
2 Esdras 10:43
And whereas she told thee of the death of her son, this is the solution:
2 Esdras 10:44
This woman, whom thou sawest is Sion: and whereas she said unto thee, even she whom thou seest as a city builded,
2 Esdras 10:48
But whereas she said unto thee, That my son coming into his marriage chamber happened to have a fail, and died: this was the destruction that came to Jerusalem.
2 Esdras 10:52
For I knew that the Highest would shew this unto thee.
2 Esdras 11:16
Hear thou that hast borne rule over the earth so long: this I say unto thee, before thou beginnest to appear no more,
2 Esdras 11:22
After this I looked, and, behold, the twelve feathers appeared no more, nor the two little feathers:
2 Esdras 11:32
But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bare rule in it over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much oppression; and it had the governance of the world more than all the wings that had been.
2 Esdras 11:33
And after this I beheld, and, lo, the head that was in the midst suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings.
2 Esdras 12:4
Lo, this hast thou done unto me, in that thou searchest out the ways of the Highest.
2 Esdras 12:5
Lo, yet am I weary in my mind, and very weak in my spirit; and little strength is there in me, for the great fear wherewith I was afflicted this night.
2 Esdras 12:8
Comfort me then, and shew me thy servant the interpretation and plain difference of this fearful vision, that thou mayest perfectly comfort my soul.
2 Esdras 12:10
And he said unto me, This is the interpretation of the vision:
2 Esdras 12:16
And this do the twelve wings signify, which thou sawest.
2 Esdras 12:17
As for the voice which thou heardest speak, and that thou sawest not to go out from the heads but from the midst of the body thereof, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:19
And whereas thou sawest the eight small under feathers sticking to her wings, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:22
And whereas thou sawest three heads resting, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 12:30
It signifieth that these are they, whom the Highest hath kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble, as thou sawest.
2 Esdras 12:32
This is the anointed, which the Highest hath kept for them and for their wickedness unto the end: he shall reprove them, and shall upbraid them with their cruelty.
2 Esdras 12:35
This is the dream that thou sawest, and these are the interpretations.
2 Esdras 12:36
Thou only hast been meet to know this secret of the Highest.
2 Esdras 12:41
What have we offended thee? and what evil have we done against thee, that thou forsakest us, and sittest here in this place?
2 Esdras 12:48
As for me, I have not forsaken you, neither am I departed from you: but am come into this place, to pray for the desolation of Sion, and that I might seek mercy for the low estate of your sanctuary.
2 Esdras 13:5
And after this I beheld, and, lo, there was gathered together a multitude of men, out of number, from the four winds of the heaven, to subdue the man that came out of the sea
2 Esdras 13:8
And after this I beheld, and, lo, all they which were gathered together to subdue him were sore afraid, and yet durst fight.
2 Esdras 13:11
And they were all mixed together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest; and fell with violence upon the multitude which was prepared to fight, and burned them up every one, so that upon a sudden of an innumerable multitude nothing was to be perceived, but only dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this I was afraid.
2 Esdras 13:15
Shew me now yet the interpretation of this dream.
2 Esdras 13:22
Whereas thou hast spoken of them that are left behind, this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 13:24
Know this therefore, that they which be left behind are more blessed than they that be dead.
2 Esdras 13:25
This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man coming up from the midst of the sea:
2 Esdras 13:28
And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:
2 Esdras 13:37
And this my Son shall rebuke the wicked inventions of those nations, which for their wicked life are fallen into the tempest;
2 Esdras 13:41
But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,
2 Esdras 13:51
Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea?
2 Esdras 13:53
This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.
2 Esdras 14:26
And when thou hast done, some things shalt thou publish, and some things shalt thou shew secretly to the wise: to morrow this hour shalt thou begin to write.
2 Esdras 15:21
Like as they do yet this day unto my chosen, so will I do also, and recompense in their bosom. Thus saith the Lord God;
But my neighbours mocked me, and said, This man is not yet afraid to be put to death for this matter: who fled away; and yet, lo, he burieth the dead again.
And when it was in my house, and began to cry, I said unto her, From whence is this kid? is it not stolen? render it to the owners; for it is not lawful to eat any thing that is stolen.
Now therefore deal with me as seemeth best unto thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me, that I may be dissolved, and become earth: for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live, because I have heard false reproaches, and have much sorrow: command therefore that I may now be delivered out of this distress, and go into the everlasting place: turn not thy face away from me.
Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
And now I signify this to they that I committed ten talents to Gabael the son of Gabrias at Rages in Media.
So they were well pleased. Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thyself for the journey, and God send you a good journey. And when his son had prepared all things far the journey, his father said, Go thou with this man, and God, which dwelleth in heaven, prosper your journey, and the angel of God keep you company. So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them.
Then the young man answered the angel, I have heard, brother Azarias that this maid hath been given to seven men, who all died in the marriage chamber.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
Then said Raguel to Edna his wife, How like is this young man to Tobit my cousin!
And likewise Edna his wife and Sara his daughter wept. Moreover they entertained them cheerfully; and after that they had killed a ram of the flock, they set store of meat on the table. Then said Tobias to Raphael, Brother Azarias, speak of those things of which thou didst talk in the way, and let this business be dispatched.
Be of good comfort, my daughter; the Lord of heaven and earth give thee joy for this thy sorrow: be of good comfort, my daughter.
And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lush but uprightly: therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together.
And when he was very aged he called his son, and the sons of his son, and said to him, My son, take thy children; for, behold, I am aged, and am ready to depart out of this life.
Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very angry with all this country, and sware by his throne and kingdom, that he would surely be avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would slay with the sword all the inhabitants of the land of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and all Judea, and all that were in Egypt, till ye come to the borders of the two seas.
So the men came to Holofernes, and declared unto him after this manner.
And he said unto them, Tell me now, ye sons of Chanaan, who this people is, that dwelleth in the hill country, and what are the cities that they inhabit, and what is the multitude of their army, and wherein is their power and strength, and what king is set over them, or captain of their army;
Then said Achior, the captain of all the sons of Ammon, Let my lord now hear a word from the mouth of thy servant, and I will declare unto thee the truth concerning this people, which dwelleth near thee, and inhabiteth the hill countries: and there shall no lie come out of the mouth of thy servant.
This people are descended of the Chaldeans:
Now therefore, my lord and governor, if there be any error against this people, and they sin against their God, let us consider that this shall be their ruin, and let us go up, and we shall overcome them.
And thou, Achior, an hireling of Ammon, which hast spoken these words in the day of thine iniquity, shalt see my face no more from this day, until I take vengeance of this nation that came out of Egypt.
O Lord God of heaven, behold their pride, and pity the low estate of our nation, and look upon the face of those that are sanctified unto thee this day.
For this people of the children of Israel do not trust in their spears, but in the height of the mountains wherein they dwell, because it is not easy to come up to the tops of their mountains.
We take to witness against you the heaven and the earth, and our God and Lord of our fathers, which punisheth us according to our sins and the sins of our fathers, that he do not according as we have said this day.
And they came unto her, and she said unto them, Hear me now, O ye governors of the inhabitants of Bethulia: for your words that ye have spoken before the people this day are not right, touching this oath which ye made and pronounced between God and you, and have promised to deliver the city to our enemies, unless within these days the Lord turn to help you.
And now who are ye that have tempted God this day, and stand instead of God among the children of men?
For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.
Ye shall stand this night in the gate, and I will go forth with my waitingwoman: and within the days that ye have promised to deliver the city to our enemies the Lord will visit Israel by mine hand.
And they wondered at her beauty, and admired the children of Israel because of her, and every one said to his neighbour, Who would despise this people, that have among them such women? surely it is not good that one man of them be left who being let go might deceive the whole earth.
But now tell me wherefore thou art fled from them, and art come unto us: for thou art come for safeguard; be of good comfort, thou shalt live this night, and hereafter:
Then Judith said unto him, Receive the words of thy servant, and suffer thine handmaid to speak in thy presence, and I will declare no lie to my lord this night.
Wherefore I thine handmaid, knowing all this, am fled from their presence; and God hath sent me to work things with thee, whereat all the earth shall be astonished, and whosoever shall hear it.
Then said he to Bagoas the eunuch, who had charge over all that he had, Go now, and persuade this Hebrew woman which is with thee, that she come unto us, and eat and drink with us.
Then went Bagoas from the presence of Holofernes, and came to her, and he said, Let not this fair damsel fear to come to my lord, and to be honoured in his presence, and drink wine, and be merry with us and be made this day as one of the daughters of the Assyrians, which serve in the house of Nabuchodonosor.
So Judith said, I will drink now, my lord, because my life is magnified in me this day more than all the days since I was born.
So all went forth and none was left in the bedchamber, neither little nor great. Then Judith, standing by his bed, said in her heart, O Lord God of all power, look at this present upon the works of mine hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem.
And approached to his bed, and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, this day.
Then said Judith afar off, to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, even our God, is with us, to shew his power yet in Jerusalem, and his forces against the enemy, as he hath even done this day.
Then she said to them with a loud voice, Praise, praise God, praise God, I say, for he hath not taken away his mercy from the house of Israel, but hath destroyed our enemies by mine hands this night.
Then all the people were wonderfully astonished, and bowed themselves and worshipped God, and said with one accord, Blessed be thou, O our God, which hast this day brought to nought the enemies of thy people.
For this thy confidence shall not depart from the heart of men, which remember the power of God for ever.
Then said Judith unto them, Hear me now, my brethren, and take this head, and hang it upon the highest place of your walls.
And when Achior had seen all that the God of Israel had done, he believed in God greatly, and circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, and was joined unto the house of Israel unto this day.
Then Judith began to sing this thanksgiving in all Israel, and all the people sang after her this song of praise.
After this time every one returned to his own inheritance, and Judith went to Bethulia, and remained in her own possession, and was in her time honourable in all the country.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:9
Let none of us go without his part of our voluptuousness: let us leave tokens of our joyfulness in every place: for this is our portion, and our lot is this.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:15
This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:3
And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach:
Wisdom of Solomon 7:30
For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:5
If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things?
Wisdom of Solomon 10:7
Of whose wickedness even to this day the waste land that smoketh is a testimony, and plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:8
For regarding not wisdom, they gat not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good; but also left behind them to the world a memorial of their foolishness: so that in the things wherein they offended they could not so much as be hid.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:6
But yet for this they are the less to be blamed: for they peradventure err, seeking God, and desirous to find him.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:17
Whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt far off, they took the counterfeit of his visage from far, and made an express image of a king whom they honoured, to the end that by this their forwardness they might flatter him that was absent, as if he were present.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:21
And this was an occasion to deceive the world: for men, serving either calamity or tyranny, did ascribe unto stones and stocks the incommunicable name.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:22
Moreover this was not enough for them, that they erred in the knowledge of God; but whereas they lived in the great war of ignorance, those so great plagues called they peace.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:13
For this man, that of earthly matter maketh brittle vessels and graven images, knoweth himself to offend above all others.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:8
And in this thou madest thine enemies confess, that it is thou who deliverest from all evil:
Wisdom of Solomon 16:23
But this again did even forget his own strength, that the righteous might be nourished.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:13
For whereas they would not believe any thing by reason of the enchantments; upon the destruction of the firstborn, they acknowledged this people to be the sons of God.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:19
For the dreams that troubled them did foreshew this, lest they should perish, and not know why they were afflicted.
Wisdom of Solomon 19:4
For the destiny, whereof they were worthy, drew them unto this end, and made them forget the things that had already happened, that they might fulfill the punishment which was wanting to their torments:
There is that waxeth rich by his wariness and pinching, and this his the portion of his reward:
When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him.
There is none worse than he that envieth himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.
After this the Lord looked upon the earth, and filled it with his blessings.
Beside this he gave them knowledge, and the law of life for an heritage.
This man shall be punished in the streets of the city, and where he suspecteth not he shall be taken.
Praise no man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men.
In every good work trust thy own soul; for this is the keeping of the commandments.
And above all this pray to the most High, that he will direct thy way in truth.
Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:
And none may say, What is this? wherefore is that? for at time convenient they shall all be sought out: at his commandment the waters stood as an heap, and at the words of his mouth the receptacles of waters.
A man need not to say, What is this? wherefore is that? for he hath made all things for their uses.
So that a man cannot say, This is worse than that: for in time they shall all be well approved.
Fear not the sentence of death, remember them that have been before thee, and that come after; for this is the sentence of the Lord over all flesh.
Through this the treasures are opened: and clouds fly forth as fowls.
Moses consecrated him, and anointed him with holy oil: this was appointed unto him by an everlasting covenant, and to his seed, so long as the heavens should remain, that they should minister unto him, and execute the office of the priesthood, and bless the people in his name.
This the Lord saw, and it displeased him, and in his wrathful indignation were they consumed: he did wonders upon them, to consume them with the fiery flame.
For he destroyed the enemies on every side, and brought to nought the Philistines his adversaries, and brake their horn in sunder unto this day.
For all this the people repented not, neither departed they from their sins, till they were spoiled and carried out of their land, and were scattered through all the earth: yet there remained a small people, and a ruler in the house of David:
Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.
And Baruch did read the words of this book in the hearing of Jechonias the son of Joachim king of Juda, and in the ears of all the people that came to hear the book,
Pray for us also unto the Lord our God, for we have sinned against the Lord our God; and unto this day the fury of the Lord and his wrath is not turned from us.
And ye shall read this book which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of the Lord, upon the feasts and solemn days.
And ye shall say, To the Lord our God belongeth righteousness, but unto us the confusion of faces, as it is come to pass this day, unto them of Juda, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Since the day that the Lord brought our forefathers out of the land of Egypt, unto this present day, we have been disobedient unto the Lord our God, and we have been negligent in not hearing his voice.
Wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which the Lord appointed by Moses his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land that floweth with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day.
To the Lord our God appertaineth righteousness: but unto us and to our fathers open shame, as appeareth this day.
And now, O Lord God of Israel, that hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and high arm, and with signs, and with wonders, and with great power, and hast gotten thyself a name, as appeareth this day:
And the house which is called by thy name hast thou laid waste, as it is to be seen this day, for the wickedness of the house of Israel and the house of Juda.
If ye will not hear my voice, surely this very great multitude shall be turned into a small number among the nations, where I will scatter them.
Remember not the iniquities of our forefathers: but think upon thy power and thy name now at this time.
And for this cause thou hast put thy fear in our hearts, to the intent that we should call upon thy name, and praise thee in our captivity: for we have called to mind all the iniquity of our forefathers, that sinned before thee.
Behold, we are yet this day in our captivity, where thou hast scattered us, for a reproach and a curse, and to be subject to payments, according to all the iniquities of our fathers, which departed from the Lord our God.
This is our God, and there shall none other be accounted of in comparison of him
This is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that endureth for ever: all they that keep it shall come to life; but such as leave it shall die.
Additions to Esther 10:6
A little fountain became a river, and there was light, and the sun, and much water: this river is Esther, whom the king married, and made queen:
Additions to Esther 10:9
And my nation is this Israel, which cried to God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved his people, and the Lord hath delivered us from all those evils, and God hath wrought signs and great wonders, which have not been done among the Gentiles.
Additions to Esther 11:1
In the fourth year of the reign of Ptolemeus and Cleopatra, Dositheus, who said he was a priest and Levite, and Ptolemeus his son, brought this epistle of Phurim, which they said was the same, and that Lysimachus the son of Ptolemeus, that was in Jerusalem, had interpreted it.
Additions to Esther 11:4
He was also one of the captives, which Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon carried from Jerusalem with Jechonias king of Judea; and this was his dream:
Additions to Esther 11:12
Now when Mardocheus, who had seen this dream, and what God had determined to do, was awake, he bare this dream in mind, and until night by all means was desirous to know it.
Additions to Esther 12:5
So the king commanded, Mardocheus to serve in the court, and for this he rewarded him.
Additions to Esther 13:1
The copy of the letters was this: The great king Artexerxes writeth these things to the princes and governours that are under him from India unto Ethiopia in an hundred and seven and twenty provinces.
Additions to Esther 13:3
Now when I asked my counsellors how this might be brought to pass, Aman, that excelled in wisdom among us, and was approved for his constant good will and steadfast fidelity, and had the honour of the second place in the kingdom,
Additions to Esther 13:5
Seeing then we understand that this people alone is continually in opposition unto all men, differing in the strange manner of their laws, and evil affected to our state, working all the mischief they can that our kingdom may not be firmly established:
Additions to Esther 13:6
Therefore have we commanded, that all they that are signified in writing unto you by Aman, who is ordained over the affairs, and is next unto us, shall all, with their wives and children, be utterly destroyed by the sword of their enemies, without all mercy and pity, the fourteenth day of the twelfth month Adar of this present year:
Additions to Esther 13:14
But I did this, that I might not prefer the glory of man above the glory of God: neither will I worship any but thee, O God, neither will I do it in pride.
Additions to Esther 14:11
O Lord, give not thy sceptre unto them that be nothing, and let them not laugh at our fall; but turn their device upon themselves, and make him an example, that hath begun this against us.
Additions to Esther 14:18
Neither had thine handmaid any joy since the day that I was brought hither to this present, but in thee, O Lord God of Abraham.
Additions to Esther 16:7
Now ye may see this, as we have declared, not so much by ancient histories, as ye may, if ye search what hath been wickedly done of late through the pestilent behaviour of them that are unworthily placed in authority.
Additions to Esther 16:15
But we find that the Jews, whom this wicked wretch hath delivered to utter destruction, are no evildoers, but live by most just laws:
Additions to Esther 16:19
Therefore ye shall publish the copy of this letter in all places, that the Jews may freely live after their own laws.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:22
By this ye may know that they are no gods: therefore fear them not.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:41
Yet they cannot understand this themselves, and leave them: for they have no knowledge.
Additions to Daniel 1:2
Then Azarias stood up, and prayed on this manner; and opening his mouth in the midst of the fire said,
Additions to Daniel 1:14
For we, O Lord, are become less than any nation, and be kept under this day in all the world because of our sins.
Additions to Daniel 1:15
Neither is there at this time prince, or prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before thee, and to find mercy.
Additions to Daniel 1:17
Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs: so let our sacrifice be in thy sight this day, and grant that we may wholly go after thee: for they shall not be confounded that put their trust in thee.
Then Susanna sighed, and said, I am straitened on every side: for if I do this thing, it is death unto me: and if I do it not I cannot escape your hands.
And the elders said, As we walked in the garden alone, this woman came in with two maids, and shut the garden doors, and sent the maids away.
Then we that stood in a corner of the garden, seeing this wickedness, ran unto them.
But having taken this woman, we asked who the young man was, but she would not tell us: these things do we testify.
Who cried with a loud voice, I am clear from the blood of this woman.
Bel and the Dragon 1:7
Then Daniel smiled, and said, O king, be not deceived: for this is but clay within, and brass without, and did never eat or drink any thing.
Bel and the Dragon 1:8
So the king was wroth, and called for his priests, and said unto them, If ye tell me not who this is that devoureth these expences, ye shall die.
Bel and the Dragon 1:24
And the king said unto Daniel, Wilt thou also say that this is of brass? lo, he liveth, he eateth and drinketh; thou canst not say that he is no living god: therefore worship him.
Bel and the Dragon 1:26
But give me leave, O king, and I shall slay this dragon without sword or staff. The king said, I give thee leave.
Bel and the Dragon 1:27
Then Daniel took pitch, and fat, and hair, and did seethe them together, and made lumps thereof: this he put in the dragon's mouth, and so the dragon burst in sunder : and Daniel said, Lo, these are the gods ye worship.
1 Maccabees 1:12
So this device pleased them well.
1 Maccabees 2:7
He said, Woe is me! wherefore was I born to see this misery of my people, and of the holy city, and to dwell there, when it was delivered into the hand of the enemy, and the sanctuary into the hand of strangers?
1 Maccabees 2:17
Then answered the king's officers, and said to Mattathias on this wise, Thou art a ruler, and an honourable and great man in this city, and strengthened with sons and brethren:
1 Maccabees 3:17
Who, when they saw the host coming to meet them, said unto Judas, How shall we be able, being so few, to fight against so great a multitude and so strong, seeing we are ready to faint with fasting all this day?
1 Maccabees 3:55
And after this Judas ordained captains over the people, even captains over thousands, and over hundreds, and over fifties, and over tens.
1 Maccabees 4:10
Now therefore let us cry unto heaven, if peradventure the Lord will have mercy upon us, and remember the covenant of our fathers, and destroy this host before our face this day:
1 Maccabees 4:16
This done, Judas returned again with his host from pursuing them,
1 Maccabees 4:18
And Gorgias and his host are here by us in the mountain: but stand ye now against our enemies, and overcome them, and after this ye may boldly take the spoils.
1 Maccabees 4:24
After this they went home, and sung a song of thanksgiving, and praised the Lord in heaven: because it is good, because his mercy endureth forever.
1 Maccabees 4:31
Shut up this army in the hand of thy people Israel, and let them be confounded in their power and horsemen:
1 Maccabees 4:37
Upon this all the host assembled themselves together, and went up into mount Sion.
1 Maccabees 5:14
While these letters were yet reading, behold, there came other messengers from Galilee with their clothes rent, who reported on this wise,
1 Maccabees 5:19
Unto whom he gave commandment, saying, Take ye the charge of this people, and see that ye make not war against the heathen until the time that we come again.
1 Maccabees 5:32
He said unto his host, Fight this day for your brethren.
1 Maccabees 5:35
This done, Judas turned aside to Maspha; and after he had assaulted it he took and slew all the males therein, and received the spoils thereof and and burnt it with fire.
1 Maccabees 5:39
He hath also hired the Arabians to help them and they have pitched their tents beyond the brook, ready to come and fight against thee. Upon this Judas went to meet them.
1 Maccabees 5:46
Now when they came unto Ephron, (this was a great city in the way as they should go, very well fortified) they could not turn from it, either on the right hand or the left, but must needs pass through the midst of it.
1 Maccabees 5:52
After this went they over Jordan into the great plain before Bethsan.
1 Maccabees 6:13
I perceive therefore that for this cause these troubles are come upon me, and, behold, I perish through great grief in a strange land.
1 Maccabees 6:18
About this time they that were in the tower shut up the Israelites round about the sanctuary, and sought always their hurt, and the strengthening of the heathen.
1 Maccabees 6:26
And, behold, this day are they besieging the tower at Jerusalem, to take it: the sanctuary also and Bethsura have they fortified.
1 Maccabees 6:28
Now when the king heard this, he was angry, and gathered together all his friends, and the captains of his army, and those that had charge of the horse.
1 Maccabees 6:32
Upon this Judas removed from the tower, and pitched in Bathzacharias, over against the king's camp.
1 Maccabees 6:35
Moreover they divided the beasts among the armies, and for every elephant they appointed a thousand men, armed with coats of mail, and with helmets of brass on their heads; and beside this, for every beast were ordained five hundred horsemen of the best.
1 Maccabees 6:38
As for the remnant of the horsemen, they set them on this side and that side at the two parts of the host giving them signs what to do, and being harnessed all over amidst the ranks.
1 Maccabees 7:14
For said they, One that is a priest of the seed of Aaron is come with this army, and he will do us no wrong.
1 Maccabees 7:19
After this, removed Bacchides from Jerusalem, and pitched his tents in Bezeth, where he sent and took many of the men that had forsaken him, and certain of the people also, and when he had slain them, he cast them into the great pit.
1 Maccabees 7:33
After this went Nicanor up to mount Sion, and there came out of the sanctuary certain of the priests and certain of the elders of the people, to salute him peaceably, and to shew him the burnt sacrifice that was offered for the king.
1 Maccabees 7:35
And sware in his wrath, saying, Unless Judas and his host be now delivered into my hands, if ever I come again in safety, I will burn up this house: and with that he went out in a great rage.
1 Maccabees 7:37
Thou, O Lord, didst choose this house to be called by thy name, and to be a house of prayer and petition for thy people:
1 Maccabees 7:38
Be avenged of this man and his host, and let them fall by the sword: remember their blasphemies, and suffer them not to continue any longer.
1 Maccabees 7:42
Even so destroy thou this host before us this day, that the rest may know that he hath spoken blasphemously against thy sanctuary, and judge thou him according to his wickedness.
1 Maccabees 7:48
For this cause the people rejoiced greatly, and they kept that day a day of great gladness.
1 Maccabees 7:49
Moreover they ordained to keep yearly this day, being the thirteenth of Adar.
1 Maccabees 8:5
Beside this, how they had discomfited in battle Philip, and Perseus, king of the Citims, with others that lifted up themselves against them, and had overcome them:
1 Maccabees 8:10
And that they, having knowledge thereof sent against them a certain captain, and fighting with them slew many of them, and carried away captives their wives and their children, and spoiled them, and took possession of their lands, and pulled down their strong holds, and brought them to be their servants unto this day:
1 Maccabees 8:14
Yet for all this none of them wore a crown or was clothed in purple, to be magnified thereby:
1 Maccabees 8:22
And this is the copy of the epistle which the senate wrote back again in tables of brass, and sent to Jerusalem, that there they might have by them a memorial of peace and confederacy:
1 Maccabees 9:10
Then Judas said, God forbid that I should do this thing, and flee away from them: if our time be come, let us die manfully for our brethren, and let us not stain our honour.
1 Maccabees 9:28
For this cause all Judas' friends came together, and said unto Jonathan,
1 Maccabees 9:30
Now therefore we have chosen thee this day to be our prince and captain in his stead, that thou mayest fight our battles.
1 Maccabees 9:31
Upon this Jonathan took the governance upon him at that time, and rose up instead of his brother Judas.
1 Maccabees 9:37
After this came word to Jonathan and Simon his brother, that the children of Jambri made a great marriage, and were bringing the bride from Nadabatha with a great train, as being the daughter of one of the great princes of Chanaan.
1 Maccabees 9:45
For, behold, the battle is before us and behind us, and the water of Jordan on this side and that side, the marsh likewise and wood, neither is there place for us to turn aside.
1 Maccabees 10:10
This done, Jonathan settled himself in Jerusalem, and began to build and repair the city.
1 Maccabees 10:17
Upon this he wrote a letter, and sent it unto him, according to these words, saying,
1 Maccabees 10:20
Wherefore now this day we ordain thee to be the high priest of thy nation, and to be called the king's friend; (and therewithal he sent him a purple robe and a crown of gold:) and require thee to take our part, and keep friendship with us.
1 Maccabees 10:25
He sent unto them therefore to this effect: King Demetrius unto the people of the Jews sendeth greeting:
1 Maccabees 10:30
And from that which appertaineth unto me to receive for the third part or the seed, and the half of the fruit of the trees, I release it from this day forth, so that they shall not be taken of the land of Judea, nor of the three governments which are added thereunto out of the country of Samaria and Galilee, from this day forth for evermore.
1 Maccabees 10:42
And beside this, the five thousand shekels of silver, which they took from the uses of the temple out of the accounts year by year, even those things shall be released, because they appertain to the priests that minister.
1 Maccabees 10:51
Afterward Alexander sent ambassadors to Ptolemee king of Egypt with a message to this effect:
1 Maccabees 10:87
After this returned Jonathan and his host unto Jerusalem, having any spoils.
1 Maccabees 11:15
But when Alexander heard of this, he came to war against him: whereupon king Ptolemee brought forth his host, and met him with a mighty power, and put him to flight.
1 Maccabees 11:19
By this means Demetrius reigned in the hundred threescore and seventh year.
1 Maccabees 11:23
Nevertheless Jonathan, when he heard this, commanded to besiege it still: and he chose certain of the elders of Israel and the priests, and put himself in peril;
1 Maccabees 11:29
So the king consented, and wrote letters unto Jonathan of all these things after this manner:
1 Maccabees 11:36
And nothing hereof shall be revoked from this time forth for ever.
1 Maccabees 11:38
After this, when king Demetrius saw that the land was quiet before him, and that no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces, every one to his own place, except certain bands of strangers, whom he had gathered from the isles of the heathen: wherefore all the forces of his fathers hated him.
1 Maccabees 11:40
And lay sore upon him to deliver him this young Antiochus, that he might reign in his father's stead: he told him therefore all that Demetrius had done, and how his men of war were at enmity with him, and there he remained a long season.
1 Maccabees 11:42
So Demetrius sent unto Jonathan, saying, I will not only do this for thee and thy people, but I will greatly honour thee and thy nation, if opportunity serve.
1 Maccabees 11:44
Upon this Jonathan sent him three thousand strong men unto Antioch: and when they came to the king, the king was very glad of their coming.
1 Maccabees 11:54
After this returned Tryphon, and with him the young child Antiochus, who reigned, and was crowned.
1 Maccabees 11:58
Upon this he sent him golden vessels to be served in, and gave him leave to drink in gold, and to be clothed in purple, and to wear a golden buckle.
1 Maccabees 11:73
Now when his own men that were fled saw this, they turned again unto him, and with him pursued them to Cades, even unto their own tents, and there they camped.
1 Maccabees 12:4
Upon this the Romans gave them letters unto the governors of every place that they should bring them into the land of Judea peaceably.
1 Maccabees 12:5
And this is the copy of the letters which Jonathan wrote to the Lacedemonians:
1 Maccabees 12:16
For this cause we chose Numenius the son of Antiochus, and Antipater he son of Jason, and sent them unto the Romans, to renew the amity that we had with them, and the former league.
1 Maccabees 12:19
And this is the copy of the letters which Oniares sent.
1 Maccabees 12:22
Now therefore, since this is come to our knowledge, ye shall do well to write unto us of your prosperity.
1 Maccabees 12:23
We do write back again to you, that your cattle and goods are our's, and our's are your's We do command therefore our ambassadors to make report unto you on this wise.
1 Maccabees 12:35
After this came Jonathan home again, and calling the elders of the people together, he consulted with them about building strong holds in Judea,
1 Maccabees 12:37
Upon this they came together to build up the city, forasmuch as part of the wall toward the brook on the east side was fallen down, and they repaired that which was called Caphenatha.
1 Maccabees 12:44
Unto Jonathan also he said, Why hast thou brought all this people to so great trouble, seeing there is no war betwixt us?
1 Maccabees 12:45
Therefore send them now home again, and choose a few men to wait on thee, and come thou with me to Ptolemais, for I will give it thee, and the rest of the strong holds and forces, and all that have any charge: as for me, I will return and depart: for this is the cause of my coming.
1 Maccabees 13:20
And after this came Tryphon to invade the land, and destroy it, going round about by the way that leadeth unto Adora: but Simon and his host marched against him in every place, wheresoever he went.
1 Maccabees 13:30
This is the sepulchre which he made at Modin, and it standeth yet unto this day.
1 Maccabees 13:35
Unto whom king Demetrius answered and wrote after this manner:
1 Maccabees 13:39
As for any oversight or fault committed unto this day, we forgive it, and the crown tax also, which ye owe us: and if there were any other tribute paid in Jerusalem, it shall no more be paid.
1 Maccabees 14:5
And as he was honourable in all his acts, so in this, that he took Joppa for an haven, and made an entrance to the isles of the sea,
1 Maccabees 14:20
And this is the copy of the letters that the Lacedemonians sent; The rulers of the Lacedemonians, with the city, unto Simon the high priest, and the elders, and priests, and residue of the people of the Jews, our brethren, send greeting:
1 Maccabees 14:22
And did register the things that they spake in the council of the people in this manner; Numenius son of Antiochus, and Antipater son of Jason, the Jews' ambassadors, came unto us to renew the friendship they had with us.
1 Maccabees 14:24
After this Simon sent Numenius to Rome with a great shield of gold of a thousand pound weight to confirm the league with them.
1 Maccabees 14:27
So then they wrote it in tables of brass, which they set upon pillars in mount Sion: and this is the copy of the writing; The eighteenth day of the month Elul, in the hundred threescore and twelfth year, being the third year of Simon the high priest,
1 Maccabees 14:43
Beside this, that he should be obeyed of every man, and that all the writings in the country should be made in his name, and that he should be clothed in purple, and wear gold:
1 Maccabees 14:48
So they commanded that this writing should be put in tables of brass, and that they should be set up within the compass of the sanctuary in a conspicuous place;
1 Maccabees 15:8
And if anything be, or shall be, owing to the king, let it be forgiven thee from this time forth for evermore.
1 Maccabees 16:2
Wherefore Simon called his two eldest sons, Judas and John, and said unto them, I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have ever from my youth unto this day fought against the enemies of Israel; and things have prospered so well in our hands, that we have delivered Israel oftentimes.
2 Maccabees 1:22
When this was done, and the time came that the sun shone, which afore was hid in the cloud, there was a great fire kindled, so that every man marvelled.
2 Maccabees 1:24
And the prayer was after this manner; O Lord, Lord God, Creator of all things, who art fearful and strong, and righteous, and merciful, and the only and gracious King,
2 Maccabees 1:32
When this was done, there was kindled a flame: but it was consumed by the light that shined from the altar.
2 Maccabees 1:33
So when this matter was known, it was told the king of Persia, that in the place, where the priests that were led away had hid the fire, there appeared water, and that Neemias had purified the sacrifices therewith.
2 Maccabees 1:36
And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
2 Maccabees 2:26
Therefore to us, that have taken upon us this painful labour of abridging, it was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching;
2 Maccabees 2:27
Even as it is no ease unto him that prepareth a banquet, and seeketh the benefit of others: yet for the pleasuring of many we will undertake gladly this great pains;
2 Maccabees 3:14
So at the day which he appointed he entered in to order this matter: wherefore there was no small agony throughout the whole city.
2 Maccabees 3:40
And the things concerning Heliodorus, and the keeping of the treasury, fell out on this sort.
2 Maccabees 4:1
This Simon now, of whom we spake afore, having been a betrayer of the money, and of his country, slandered Onias, as if he had terrified Heliodorus, and been the worker of these evils.
2 Maccabees 4:4
Onias seeing the danger of this contention, and that Apollonius, as being the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, did rage, and increase Simon's malice,
2 Maccabees 4:9
Beside this, he promised to assign an hundred and fifty more, if he might have licence to set him up a place for exercise, and for the training up of youth in the fashions of the heathen, and to write them of Jerusalem by the name of Antiochians.
2 Maccabees 4:19
This ungracious Jason sent special messengers from Jerusalem, who were Antiochians, to carry three hundred drachms of silver to the sacrifice of Hercules, which even the bearers thereof thought fit not to bestow upon the sacrifice, because it was not convenient, but to be reserved for other charges.
2 Maccabees 4:20
This money then, in regard of the sender, was appointed to Hercules' sacrifice; but because of the bearers thereof, it was employed to the making of gallies.
2 Maccabees 5:7
Howbeit for all this he obtained not the principality, but at the last received shame for the reward of his treason, and fled again into the country of the Ammonites.
2 Maccabees 5:11
Now when this that was done came to the king's car, he thought that Judea had revolted: whereupon removing out of Egypt in a furious mind, he took the city by force of arms,
2 Maccabees 5:15
Yet was he not content with this, but presumed to go into the most holy temple of all the world; Menelans, that traitor to the laws, and to his own country, being his guide:
2 Maccabees 5:18
For had they not been formerly wrapped in many sins, this man, as soon as he had come, had forthwith been scourged, and put back from his presumption, as Heliodorus was, whom Seleucus the king sent to view the treasury.
2 Maccabees 6:1
Not long after this the king sent an old man of Athens to compel the Jews to depart from the laws of their fathers, and not to live after the laws of God:
2 Maccabees 6:3
The coming in of this mischief was sore and grievous to the people:
2 Maccabees 6:12
Now I beseech those that read this book, that they be not discouraged for these calamities, but that they judge those punishments not to be for destruction, but for a chastening of our nation.
2 Maccabees 6:17
But let this that we at spoken be for a warning unto us. And now will we come to the declaring of the matter in a few words.
2 Maccabees 6:27
Wherefore now, manfully changing this life, I will shew myself such an one as mine age requireth,
2 Maccabees 6:31
And thus this man died, leaving his death for an example of a noble courage, and a memorial of virtue, not only unto young men, but unto all his nation.
2 Maccabees 7:7
So when the first was dead after this number, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Wilt thou eat, before thou be punished throughout every member of thy body?
2 Maccabees 7:9
And when he was at the last gasp, he said, Thou like a fury takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his laws, unto everlasting life.
2 Maccabees 7:13
Now when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner.
2 Maccabees 7:27
But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee such three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education.
2 Maccabees 7:29
Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of thy brethren, take thy death that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren.
2 Maccabees 7:40
So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord.
2 Maccabees 7:42
Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures.
2 Maccabees 8:8
So when Philip saw that this man increased by little and little, and that things prospered with him still more and more, he wrote unto Ptolemeus, the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, to yield more aid to the king's affairs.
2 Maccabees 8:23
Also he appointed Eleazar to read the holy book: and when he had given them this watchword, The help of God; himself leading the first band,
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When this was done, and they had made a common supplication, they besought the merciful Lord to be reconciled with his servants for ever.
2 Maccabees 9:4
Then swelling with anger. he thought to avenge upon the Jews the disgrace done unto him by those that made him flee. Therefore commanded he his chariotman to drive without ceasing, and to dispatch the journey, the judgment of God now following him. For he had spoken proudly in this sort, That he would come to Jerusalem and make it a common burying place of the Jews.
2 Maccabees 9:9
So that the worms rose up out of the body of this wicked man, and whiles he lived in sorrow and pain, his flesh fell away, and the filthiness of his smell was noisome to all his army.
2 Maccabees 9:13
This wicked person vowed also unto the Lord, who now no more would have mercy upon him, saying thus,
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But for all this his pains would not cease: for the just judgment of God was come upon him: therefore despairing of his health, he wrote unto the Jews the letter underwritten, containing the form of a supplication, after this manner:
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Not distrusting mine health, but having great hope to escape this sickness.
2 Maccabees 10:9
And this was the end of Antiochus, called Epiphanes.
2 Maccabees 10:10
Now will we declare the acts of Antiochus Eupator, who was the son of this wicked man, gathering briefly the calamities of the wars.
2 Maccabees 10:38
When this was done, they praised the Lord with psalms and thanksgiving, who had done so great things for Israel, and given them the victory.
2 Maccabees 11:16
For there were letters written unto the Jews from Lysias to this effect: Lysias unto the people of the Jews sendeth greeting:
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Wherefore our mind is, that this nation shall be in rest, and we have determined to restore them their temple, that they may live according to the customs of their forefathers.
2 Maccabees 11:27
And the letter of the king unto the nation of the Jews was after this manner: King Antiochus sendeth greeting unto the council, and the rest of the Jews:
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Farewell. This hundred and eight and fortieth year, the fifteenth day of the month Xanthicus.
2 Maccabees 12:5
When Judas heard of this cruelty done unto his countrymen, he commanded those that were with him to make them ready.
2 Maccabees 12:22
But when Judas his first band came in sight, the enemies, being smitten with fear and terror through the appearing of him who seeth all things, fled amain, one running into this way, another that way, so as that they were often hurt of their own men, and wounded with the points of their own swords.
2 Maccabees 12:40
Now under the coats of every one that was slain they found things consecrated to the idols of the Jamnites, which is forbidden the Jews by the law. Then every man saw that this was the cause wherefore they were slain.
2 Maccabees 13:4
But the King of kings moved Antiochus' mind against this wicked wretch, and Lysias informed the king that this man was the cause of all mischief, so that the king commanded to bring him unto Berea, and to put him to death, as the manner is in that place.
2 Maccabees 13:12
So when they had all done this together, and besought the merciful Lord with weeping and fasting, and lying flat upon the ground three days long, Judas, having exhorted them, commanded they should be in a readiness.
2 Maccabees 13:17
This was done in the break of the day, because the protection of the Lord did help him.
2 Maccabees 14:11
This was no sooner spoken of him, but others of the king's friends, being maliciously set against Judas, did more incense Demetrius.
2 Maccabees 14:25
He prayed him also to take a wife, and to beget children: so he married, was quiet, and took part of this life.
2 Maccabees 14:28
When this came to Nicanor's hearing, he was much confounded in himself, and took it grievously that he should make void the articles which were agreed upon, the man being in no fault.
2 Maccabees 14:29
But because there was no dealing against the king, he watched his time to accomplish this thing by policy.
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He stretched out his right hand toward the temple, and made an oath in this manner: If ye will not deliver me Judas as a prisoner, I will lay this temple of God even with the ground, and I will break down the altar, and erect a notable temple unto Bacchus.
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After these words he departed. Then the priests lifted up their hands toward heaven, and besought him that was ever a defender of their nation, saying in this manner;
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Therefore now, O holy Lord of all holiness, keep this house ever undefiled, which lately was cleansed, and stop every unrighteous mouth.
2 Maccabees 15:12
And this was his vision: That Onias, who had been high priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in conversation, gentle in condition, well spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands prayed for the whole body of the Jews.
2 Maccabees 15:13
This done, in like manner there appeared a man with gray hairs, and exceeding glorious, who was of a wonderful and excellent majesty.
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Then Onias answered, saying, This is a lover of the brethren, who prayeth much for the people, and for the holy city, to wit, Jeremias the prophet of God.
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Take this holy sword, a gift from God, with the which thou shalt wound the adversaries.
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Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand: