Verses with the word we in the Apocrypha (259 verses):
1 Esdras 2:20
And forasmuch as the things pertaining to the temple are now in hand, we think it meet not to neglect such a matter,
1 Esdras 2:24
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 4:42
Then said the king unto him, Ask what thou wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it thee, because thou art found wisest; and thou shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.
1 Esdras 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 5:71
We ourselves alone will build unto the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus the king of the Persians hath commanded us.
1 Esdras 6:8
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
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 6:12
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.
1 Esdras 6:13
So they gave us this answer, We are the servants of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
1 Esdras 8:41
And these I gathered together to the river called Theras, where we pitched our tents three days: and then I surveyed them.
1 Esdras 8:52
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.
1 Esdras 8:53
And again we besought our Lord as touching these things, and found him favourable unto us.
1 Esdras 8:61
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.
1 Esdras 8:62
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.
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 8:80
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;
1 Esdras 8:82
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,
1 Esdras 8:87
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.
1 Esdras 8:89
O Lord of Israel, thou art true: for we are left a root this day.
1 Esdras 8:90
Behold, now are we before thee in our iniquities, for we cannot stand any longer by reason of these things before thee.
1 Esdras 8:92
Then Jechonias the son of Jeelus, one of the sons of Israel, called out, and said, O Esdras, we have sinned against the Lord God, we have married strange women of the nations of the land, and now is all Israel aloft.
1 Esdras 8:93
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,
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 9:10
Then cried the whole multitude, and said with a loud voice, Like as thou hast spoken, so will we do.
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.
2 Esdras 4:12
Then said I unto him, It were better that we were not at all, than that we should live still in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore.
2 Esdras 4:14
And said, Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.
2 Esdras 4:15
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.
2 Esdras 4:24
And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy.
2 Esdras 4:25
What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked.
2 Esdras 4:38
Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, even we all are full of impiety.
2 Esdras 5:41
And I said, Behold, O Lord, yet art thou nigh unto them that be reserved till the end: and what shall they do that have been before me, or we that be now, or they that shall come after us?
2 Esdras 6:54
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.
2 Esdras 6:58
But we thy people, whom thou hast called thy firstborn, thy only begotten, and thy fervent lover, are given into their hands.
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 7:48
O thou Adam, what hast thou done? for though it was thou that sinned, thou art not fallen alone, but we all that come of thee.
2 Esdras 7:49
For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?
2 Esdras 7:51
And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly?
2 Esdras 7:52
And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
2 Esdras 7:53
And that there should be shewed a paradise, whose fruit endureth for ever, wherein is security and medicine, since we shall not enter into it?
2 Esdras 7:54
(For we have walked in unpleasant places.)
2 Esdras 7:56
For while we lived and committed iniquity, we considered not that we should begin to suffer for it after death.
2 Esdras 8:6
O Lord, if thou suffer not thy servant, that we may pray before thee, and thou give us seed unto our heart, and culture to our understanding, that there may come fruit of it; how shall each man live that is corrupt, who beareth the place of a man?
2 Esdras 8:7
For thou art alone, and we all one workmanship of thine hands, like as thou hast said.
2 Esdras 8:31
For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful.
2 Esdras 9:36
For we that have received the law perish by sin, and our heart also which received it
2 Esdras 9:45
After thirty years God heard me thine handmaid, looked upon my misery, considered my trouble, and gave me a son: and I was very glad of him, so was my husband also, and all my neighbours: and we gave great honour unto the Almighty.
2 Esdras 10:2
Then we all overthrew the lights, and all my neighbours rose up to comfort me: so I took my rest unto the second day at night.
2 Esdras 10:8
And now, seeing we all mourn and are sad, for we are all in heaviness, art thou grieved for one son?
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 12:44
If thou shalt forsake us, how much better had it been for us, if we also had been burned in the midst of Sion?
2 Esdras 12:45
For we are not better than they that died there. And they wept with a loud voice. Then answered I them, and said,
2 Esdras 14:35
For after death shall the judgment come, when we shall live again: and then shall the names of the righteous be manifest, and the works of the ungodly shall be declared.
2 Esdras 14:37
So I took the five men, as he commanded me, and we went into the field, and remained there.
And when we were carried away captives to Nineve, all my brethren and those that were of my kindred did eat of the bread of the Gentiles.
For they obeyed not thy commandments: wherefore thou hast delivered us for a spoil, and unto captivity, and unto death, and for a proverb of reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
And now thy judgments are many and true: deal with me according to my sins and my fathers': because we have not kept thy commandments, neither have walked in truth before thee.
Beware of all whoredom, my son, and chiefly take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy father's tribe: for we are the children of the prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning, even that they all married wives of their own kindred, and were blessed in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.
And fear not, my son, that we are made poor: for thou hast much wealth, if thou fear God, and depart from all sin, and do that which is pleasing in his sight.
Then Tobit said, Thou art welcome, brother; be not now angry with me, because I have enquired to know thy tribe and thy family; for thou art my brother, of an honest and good stock: for I know Ananias and Jonathas, sons of that great Samaias, as we went together to Jerusalem to worship, and offered the firstborn, and the tenths of the fruits; and they were not seduced with the error of our brethren: my brother, thou art of a good stock.
And he said unto him, Touching the heart and the liver, if a devil or an evil spirit trouble any, we must make a smoke thereof before the man or the woman, and the party shall be no more vexed.
The angel said to the young man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sara; I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife.
And the maid is fair and wise: now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage: for I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the law of Moses, but he shall be guilty of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other.
And Raguel asked them, From whence are ye, brethren? To whom they said, We are of the sons of Nephthalim, which are captives in Nineve.
Then he said to them, Do ye know Tobit our kinsman? And they said, We know him. Then said he, Is he in good health?
I have given my daughter in marriage to seven men, who died that night they came in unto her: nevertheless for the present be merry. But Tobias said, I will eat nothing here, till we agree and swear one to another.
And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lush but uprightly: therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together.
He said unto his wife Edna. Send one of the maids, and let her see whether he be alive: if he be not, that we may bury him, and no man know it.
Behold, we the servants of Nabuchodonosor the great king lie before thee; use us as shall be good in thy sight.
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.
But if there be no iniquity in their nation, let my lord now pass by, lest their Lord defend them, and their God be for them, and we become a reproach before all the world.
For, say they, we will not be afraid of the face of the children of Israel: for, lo, it is a people that have no strength nor power for a strong battle
Now therefore, lord Holofernes, we will go up, and they shall be a prey to be devoured of all thine army.
And who art thou, Achior, and the hirelings of Ephraim, that thou hast prophesied against us as to day, and hast said, that we should not make war with the people of Israel, because their God will defend them? and who is God but Nabuchodonosor?
He will send his power, and will destroy them from the face of the earth, and their God shall not deliver them: but we his servants will destroy them as one man; for they are not able to sustain the power of our horses.
For with them we will tread them under foot, and their mountains shall be drunken with their blood, and their fields shall be filled with their dead bodies, and their footsteps shall not be able to stand before us, for they shall utterly perish, saith king Nabuchodonosor, lord of all the earth: for he said, None of my words shall be in vain.
For all the inhabitants of Bethulia have their water thence; so shall thirst kill them, and they shall give up their city, and we and our people shall go up to the tops of the mountains that are near, and will camp upon them, to watch that none go out of the city.
For now we have no helper: but God hath sold us into their hands, that we should be thrown down before them with thirst and great destruction.
For it is better for us to be made a spoil unto them, than to die for thirst: for we will be his servants, that our souls may live, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wives nor our children to die.
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.
But we know none other god, therefore we trust that he will not despise us, nor any of our nation.
For if we be taken so, all Judea shall lie waste, and our sanctuary shall be spoiled; and he will require the profanation thereof at our mouth.
And the slaughter of our brethren, and the captivity of the country, and the desolation of our inheritance, will he turn upon our heads among the Gentiles, wheresoever we shall be in bondage; and we shall be an offence and a reproach to all them that possess us.
But the people were very thirsty, and compelled us to do unto them as we have spoken, and to bring an oath upon ourselves, which we will not break.
Therefore now pray thou for us, because thou art a godly woman, and the Lord will send us rain to fill our cisterns, and we shall faint no more.
Yea, what things thou didst determine were ready at hand, and said, Lo, we are here: for all thy ways are prepared, and thy judgments are in thy foreknowledge.
For we have heard of thy wisdom and thy policies, and it is reported in all the earth, that thou only art excellent in all the kingdom, and mighty in knowledge, and wonderful in feats of war.
Now as concerning the matter, which Achior did speak in thy council, we have heard his words; for the men of Bethulia saved him, and he declared unto them all that he had spoken unto thee.
Then Holofernes said unto her, If thy provision should fail, how should we give thee the like? for there be none with us of thy nation.
For, lo, it will be a shame for our person, if we shall let such a woman go, not having had her company; for if we draw her not unto us, she will laugh us to scorn.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:2
For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart:
Wisdom of Solomon 2:16
We are esteemed of him as counterfeits: he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness: he pronounceth the end of the just to be blessed, and maketh his boast that God is his father.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:19
Let us examine him with despitefulness and torture, that we may know his meekness, and prove his patience.
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 5:4
We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour:
Wisdom of Solomon 5:6
Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:7
We wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction: yea, we have gone through deserts, where there lay no way: but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:13
Even so we in like manner, as soon as we were born, began to draw to our end, and had no sign of virtue to shew; but were consumed in our own wickedness.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:16
For in his hand are both we and our words; all wisdom also, and knowledge of workmanship.
Wisdom of Solomon 9:16
And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?
Wisdom of Solomon 12:22
Therefore, whereas thou dost chasten us, thou scourgest our enemies a thousand times more, to the intent that, when we judge, we should carefully think of thy goodness, and when we ourselves are judged, we should look for mercy.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:2
For if we sin, we are thine, knowing thy power: but we will not sin, knowing that we are counted thine.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:12
But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:28
That it might be known, that we must prevent the sun to give thee thanks, and at the dayspring pray unto thee.
Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.
Reproach not a man that turneth from sin, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment.
Rejoice not over thy greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we die all.
Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.
Who is he? and we will call him blessed: for wonderful things hath he done among his people.
And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God.
Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that say, There is none other but we.
They that sail on the sea tell of the danger thereof; and when we hear it with our ears, we marvel thereat.
We may speak much, and yet come short: wherefore in sum, he is all.
How shall we be able to magnify him? for he is great above all his works.
There are yet hid greater things than these be, for we have seen but a few of his works.
Blessed are they that saw thee, and slept in love; for we shall surely live.
How shall we magnify Zorobabel? even he was as a signet on the right hand:
And they said, Behold, we have sent you money to buy you burnt offerings, and sin offerings, and incense, and prepare ye manna, and offer upon the altar of the Lord our God;
And the Lord will give us strength, and lighten our eyes, and we shall live under the shadow of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and under the shadow of Balthasar his son, and we shall serve them many days, and find favour in their sight.
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.
For we have sinned before the Lord,
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.
Nevertheless we have not hearkened unto the voice of the Lord our God, according unto all the words of the prophets, whom he sent unto us:
Thus we were cast down, and not exalted, because we have sinned against the Lord our God, and have not been obedient unto his voice.
Yet have we not prayed before the Lord, that we might turn every one from the imaginations of his wicked heart.
Yet we have not hearkened unto his voice, to walk in the commandments of the Lord, that he hath set before us.
O Lord our God, we have sinned, we have done ungodly, we have dealt unrighteously in all thine ordinances.
Let thy wrath turn from us: for we are but a few left among the heathen, where thou hast scattered us.
Therefore we do not make our humble supplication before thee, O Lord our God, for the righteousness of our fathers, and of our kings.
But we would not hearken unto thy voice, to serve the king of Babylon: therefore hast thou made good the words that thou spakest by thy servants the prophets, namely, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers, should be taken out of their place.
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy; for thou art merciful: and have pity upon us, because we have sinned before thee.
For thou endurest for ever, and we perish utterly.
For thou art the Lord our God, and thee, O Lord, will we praise.
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.
The stars shined in their watches, and rejoiced: when he calleth them, they say, Here we be; and so with cheerfulness they shewed light unto him that made them.
O Israel, happy are we: for things that are pleasing to God are made known unto us.
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 13:17
Hear my prayer, and be merciful unto thine inheritance: turn our sorrow into joy, that we may live, O Lord, and praise thy name: and destroy not the mouths of them that praise thee, O Lord.
Additions to Esther 14:6
And now we have sinned before thee: therefore hast thou given us into the hands of our enemies,
Additions to Esther 14:7
Because we worshipped their gods: O Lord, thou art righteous.
Additions to Esther 14:8
Nevertheless it satisfieth them not, that we are in bitter captivity: but they have stricken hands with their idols,
Additions to Esther 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 16:8
And we must take care for the time to come, that our kingdom may be quiet and peaceable for all men,
Additions to Esther 16:11
Had so far forth obtained the favour that we shew toward every nation, as that he was called our father, and was continually honoured of all the next person unto the king.
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:
Letter of Jeremiah 1:5
But say ye in your hearts, O Lord, we must worship thee.
Additions to Daniel 1:6
For we have sinned and committed iniquity, departing from thee.
Additions to Daniel 1:7
In all things have we trespassed, and not obeyed thy commandments, nor kept them, neither done as thou hast commanded us, that it might go well with us.
Additions to Daniel 1:10
And now we cannot open our mouths, we are become a shame and reproach to thy servants; and to them that worship thee.
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 1:17
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.
Additions to Daniel 1:18
And now we follow thee with all our heart, we fear thee, and seek thy face.
Behold, the garden doors are shut, that no man can see us, and we are in love with thee; therefore consent unto us, and lie with us.
If thou wilt not, we will bear witness against thee, that a young man was with thee: and therefore thou didst send away thy maids from thee.
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.
And when we saw them together, the man we could not hold: for he was stronger than we, and opened the door, and leaped out.
But having taken this woman, we asked who the young man was, but she would not tell us: these things do we testify.
Bel and the Dragon 1:11
So Bel's priests said, Lo, we go out: but thou, O king, set on the meat, and make ready the wine, and shut the door fast and seal it with thine own signet;
Bel and the Dragon 1:12
And to morrow when thou comest in, if thou findest not that Bel hath eaten up all, we will suffer death: or else Daniel, that speaketh falsely against us.
Bel and the Dragon 1:29
So they came to the king, and said, Deliver us Daniel, or else we will destroy thee and thine house.
1 Maccabees 1:11
In those days went there out of Israel wicked men, who persuaded many, saying, Let us go and make a covenant with the heathen that are round about us: for since we departed from them we have had much sorrow.
1 Maccabees 2:13
To what end therefore shall we live any longer?
1 Maccabees 2:21
God forbid that we should forsake the law and the ordinances.
1 Maccabees 2:22
We will not hearken to the king's words, to go from our religion, either on the right hand, or the left.
1 Maccabees 2:34
But they said, We will not come forth, neither will we do the king's commandment, to profane the sabbath day.
1 Maccabees 2:40
And one of them said to another, If we all do as our brethren have done, and fight not for our lives and laws against the heathen, they will now quickly root us out of the earth.
1 Maccabees 2:41
At that time therefore they decreed, saying, Whosoever shall come to make battle with us on the sabbath day, we will fight against him; neither will we die all, as our brethren that were murdered in the secret places.
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 3:21
But we fight for our lives and our laws.
1 Maccabees 3:50
Then cried they with a loud voice toward heaven, saying, What shall we do with these, and whither shall we carry them away?
1 Maccabees 3:53
How shall we be able to stand against them, except thou, O God, be our help?
1 Maccabees 5:11
And they are preparing to come and take the fortress whereunto we are fled, Timotheus being captain of their host.
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 5:40
Then Timotheus said unto the captains of his host, When Judas and his host come near the brook, if he pass over first unto us, we shall not be able to withstand him; for he will mightily prevail against us:
1 Maccabees 5:41
But if he be afraid, and camp beyond the river, we shall go over unto him, and prevail against him.
1 Maccabees 5:48
Whereupon Judas sent unto them in peaceable manner, saying, Let us pass through your land to go into our own country, and none shall do you any hurt; we will only pass through on foot: howbeit they would not open unto him.
1 Maccabees 6:23
We have been willing to serve thy father, and to do as he would have us, and to obey his commandments;
1 Maccabees 6:57
Wherefore he went in all haste, and said to the king and the captains of the host and the company, We decay daily, and our victuals are but small, and the place we lay siege unto is strong, and the affairs of the kingdom lie upon us:
1 Maccabees 6:59
And covenant with them, that they shall live after their laws, as they did before: for they are therefore displeased, and have done all these things, because we abolished their laws.
1 Maccabees 7:15
So he spake unto them, peaceably, and sware unto them, saying, we will procure the harm neither of you nor your friends.
1 Maccabees 8:20
Judas Maccabeus with his brethren, and the people of the Jews, have sent us unto you, to make a confederacy and peace with you, and that we might be registered your confederates and friends.
1 Maccabees 8:31
And as touching the evils that Demetrius doeth to the Jews, we have written unto him, saying, Wherefore thou made thy yoke heavy upon our friends and confederates the Jews?
1 Maccabees 8:32
If therefore they complain any more against thee, we will do them justice, and fight with thee by sea and by land.
1 Maccabees 9:8
Nevertheless unto them that remained he said, Let us arise and go up against our enemies, if peradventure we may be able to fight with them.
1 Maccabees 9:9
But they dehorted him, saying, We shall never be able: let us now rather save our lives, and hereafter we will return with our brethren, and fight against them: for we are but few.
1 Maccabees 9:29
Since thy brother Judas died, we have no man like him to go forth against our enemies, and Bacchides, and against them of our nation that are adversaries to us.
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Now therefore we have chosen thee this day to be our prince and captain in his stead, that thou mayest fight our battles.
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Then all the ungodly men held a council, saying, Behold, Jonathan and his company are at ease, and dwell without care: now therefore we will bring Bacchides hither, who shall take them all in one night.
1 Maccabees 10:5
Else he will remember all the evils that we have done against him, and against his brethren and his people.
1 Maccabees 10:16
He said, Shall we find such another man? now therefore we will make him our friend and confederate.
1 Maccabees 10:19
We have heard of thee, that thou art a man of great power, and meet to be our friend.
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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 10:23
What have we done, that Alexander hath prevented us in making amity with the Jews to strengthen himself?
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Whereas ye have kept covenants with us, and continued in our friendship, not joining yourselves with our enemies, we have heard hereof, and are glad.
1 Maccabees 10:27
Wherefore now continue ye still to be faithful unto us, and we will well recompense you for the things ye do in our behalf,
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For after I had joined battle with him, both he and his host was discomfited by us, so that we sit in the throne of his kingdom:
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And now will I do to thee, as thou hast written: meet me therefore at Ptolemais, that we may see one another; for I will marry my daughter to thee according to thy desire.
1 Maccabees 11:31
We send you here a copy of the letter which we did write unto our cousin Lasthenes concerning you, that ye might see it.
1 Maccabees 11:33
We are determined to do good to the people of the Jews, who are our friends, and keep covenants with us, because of their good will toward us.
1 Maccabees 11:34
Wherefore we have ratified unto them the borders of Judea, with the three governments of Apherema and Lydda and Ramathem, that are added unto Judea from the country of Samaria, and all things appertaining unto them, for all such as do sacrifice in Jerusalem, instead of the payments which the king received of them yearly aforetime out of the fruits of the earth and of trees.
1 Maccabees 11:35
And as for other things that belong unto us, of the tithes and customs pertaining unto us, as also the saltpits, and the crown taxes, which are due unto us, we discharge them of them all for their relief.
1 Maccabees 12:9
Therefore we also, albeit we need none of these things, that we have the holy books of scripture in our hands to comfort us,
1 Maccabees 12:10
Have nevertheless attempted to send unto you for the renewing of brotherhood and friendship, lest we should become strangers unto you altogether: for there is a long time passed since ye sent unto us.
1 Maccabees 12:11
We therefore at all times without ceasing, both in our feasts, and other convenient days, do remember you in the sacrifices which we offer, and in our prayers, as reason is, and as it becometh us to think upon our brethren:
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And we are right glad of your honour.
1 Maccabees 12:13
As for ourselves, we have had great troubles and wars on every side, forsomuch as the kings that are round about us have fought against us.
1 Maccabees 12:14
Howbeit we would not be troublesome unto you, nor to others of our confederates and friends, in these wars:
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For we have help from heaven that succoureth us, so as we are delivered from our enemies, and our enemies are brought under foot.
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 12:17
We commanded them also to go unto you, and to salute and to deliver you our letters concerning the renewing of our brotherhood.
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 13:3
And gave them exhortation, saying, Ye yourselves know what great things I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have done for the laws and the sanctuary, the battles also and troubles which we have seen.
1 Maccabees 13:9
Fight thou our battles, and whatsoever, thou commandest us, that will we do.
1 Maccabees 13:15
Whereas we have Jonathan thy brother in hold, it is for money that he is owing unto the king's treasure, concerning the business that was committed unto him.
1 Maccabees 13:16
Wherefore now send an hundred talents of silver, and two of his sons for hostages, that when he is at liberty he may not revolt from us, and we will let him go.
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The golden crown, and the scarlet robe, which ye sent unto us, we have received: and we are ready to make a stedfast peace with you, yea, and to write unto our officers, to confirm the immunities which we have granted.
1 Maccabees 13:38
And whatsoever covenants we have made with you shall stand; and the strong holds, which ye have builded, shall be your own.
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 14:21
The ambassadors that were sent unto our people certified us of your glory and honour: wherefore we were glad of their coming,
1 Maccabees 14:23
And it pleased the people to entertain the men honourably, and to put the copy of their ambassage in publick records, to the end the people of the Lacedemonians might have a memorial thereof: furthermore we have written a copy thereof unto Simon the high priest.
1 Maccabees 14:25
Whereof when the people heard, they said, What thanks shall we give to Simon and his sons?
1 Maccabees 15:9
Furthermore, when we have obtained our kingdom, we will honour thee, and thy nation, and thy temple, with great honour, so that your honour shall be known throughout the world.
1 Maccabees 15:19
We thought it good therefore to write unto the kings and countries, that they should do them no harm, nor fight against them, their cities, or countries, nor yet aid their enemies against them.
1 Maccabees 15:31
Or else give me for them five hundred talents of silver; and for the harm that ye have done, and the tributes of the cities, other five hundred talents: if not, we will come and fight against you
1 Maccabees 15:33
Then answered Simon, and said unto him, We have neither taken other men's land, nor holden that which appertaineth to others, but the inheritance of our fathers, which our enemies had wrongfully in possession a certain time.
1 Maccabees 15:34
Wherefore we, having opportunity, hold the inheritance of our fathers.
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And whereas thou demandest Joppa and Gazera, albeit they did great harm unto the people in our country, yet will we give thee an hundred talents for them. Hereunto Athenobius answered him not a word;
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 1:6
And now we be here praying for you.
2 Maccabees 1:7
What time as Demetrius reigned, in the hundred threescore and ninth year, we the Jews wrote unto you in the extremity of trouble that came upon us in those years, from the time that Jason and his company revolted from the holy land and kingdom,
2 Maccabees 1:8
And burned the porch, and shed innocent blood: then we prayed unto the Lord, and were heard; we offered also sacrifices and fine flour, and lighted the lamps, and set forth the loaves.
2 Maccabees 1:11
Insomuch as God hath delivered us from great perils, we thank him highly, as having been in battle against a king.
2 Maccabees 1:18
Therefore whereas we are now purposed to keep the purification of the temple upon the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, we thought it necessary to certify you thereof, that ye also might keep it, as the feast of the tabernacles, and of the fire, which was given us when Neemias offered sacrifice, after that he had builded the temple and the altar.
2 Maccabees 2:14
In like manner also Judas gathered together all those things that were lost by reason of the war we had, and they remain with us,
2 Maccabees 2:16
Whereas we then are about to celebrate the purification, we have written unto you, and ye shall do well, if ye keep the same days.
2 Maccabees 2:17
We hope also, that the God, that delivered all his people, and gave them all an heritage, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary,
2 Maccabees 2:23
All these things, I say, being declared by Jason of Cyrene in five books, we will assay to abridge in one volume.
2 Maccabees 2:25
We have been careful, that they that will read may have delight, and that they that are desirous to commit to memory might have ease, and that all into whose hands it comes might have profit.
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 2:32
Here then will we begin the story: only adding thus much to that which hath been said, that it is a foolish thing to make a long prologue, and to be short in the story itself.
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 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 7:2
But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou ask or learn of us? we are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws of our fathers.
2 Maccabees 7:18
After him also they brought the sixth, who being ready to die said, Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our God: therefore marvellous things are done unto us.
2 Maccabees 7:32
For we suffer because of our sins.
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 11:24
We understand also that the Jews would not consent to our father, for to be brought unto the custom of the Gentiles, but had rather keep their own manner of living: for the which cause they require of us, that we should suffer them to live after their own laws.
2 Maccabees 11:25
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 11:28
If ye fare well, we have our desire; we are also in good health.
2 Maccabees 11:35
Whatsoever Lysias the king's cousin hath granted, therewith we also are well pleased.
2 Maccabees 11:36
But touching such things as he judged to be referred to the king, after ye have advised thereof, send one forthwith, that we may declare as it is convenient for you: for we are now going to Antioch.
2 Maccabees 11:37
Therefore send some with speed, that we may know what is your mind.