Verses with the word was in the Apocrypha (739 verses; showing verse 1 - 500):
1 Esdras 1:6
Offer the passover in order, and make ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and keep the passover according to the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto Moses.
1 Esdras 1:7
And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.
1 Esdras 1:15
The holy singers also, the sons of Asaph, were in their order, according to the appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zacharias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's retinue.
1 Esdras 1:16
Moreover the porters were at every gate; it was not lawful for any to go from his ordinary service: for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
1 Esdras 1:20
And such a passover was not kept in Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel.
1 Esdras 1:22
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josias was this passover kept.
1 Esdras 1:31
Then gat he up upon his second chariot; and being brought back to Jerusalem died, and was buried in his father's sepulchre.
1 Esdras 1:32
And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1 Esdras 1:34
And the people took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of Josias his father, when he was twenty and three years old.
1 Esdras 1:39
Five and twenty years old was Joacim when he was made king in the land of Judea and Jerusalem; and he did evil before the Lord.
1 Esdras 1:43
And Joacim his son reigned in his stead: he was made king being eighteen years old;
1 Esdras 1:46
And made Zedechias king of Judea and Jerusalem, when he was one and twenty years old; and he reigned eleven years:
1 Esdras 1:49
The governors also of the people and of the priests did many things against the laws, and passed all the pollutions of all nations, and defiled the temple of the Lord, which was sanctified in Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 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 2:22
And thou shalt find in the chronicles what is written concerning these things, and shalt understand that that city was rebellious, troubling both kings and cities:
1 Esdras 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 2:26
I have read the epistle which ye have sent unto me: therefore I commanded to make diligent search, and it hath been found that that city was from the beginning practising against kings;
1 Esdras 3:9
And said that, when the king is risen, some will give him the writings; and of whose side the king and the three princes of Persia shall judge that his sentence is the wisest, to him shall the victory be given, as was appointed.
1 Esdras 3:13
Now when the king was risen up, they took their writings, and delivered them unto him, and so he read them:
1 Esdras 4:13
Then the third, who had spoken of women, and of the truth, (this was Zorobabel) began to speak.
1 Esdras 4:31
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 4:45
Thou also hast vowed to build up the temple, which the Edomites burned when Judea was made desolate by the Chaldees.
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 5:38
And of the priests that usurped the office of the priesthood, and were not found: the sons of Obdia, the sons of Accoz, the sons of Addus, who married Augia one of the daughters of Barzelus, and was named after his name.
1 Esdras 5:39
And when the description of the kindred of these men was sought in the register, and was not found, they were removed from executing the office of the priesthood:
1 Esdras 5:47
But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1 Esdras 5:51
Also they held the feast of tabernacles, as it is commanded in the law, and offered sacrifices daily, as was meet:
1 Esdras 5:53
And all they that had made any vow to God began to offer sacrifices to God from the first day of the seventh month, although the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
1 Esdras 5:55
Unto them of Zidon also and Tyre they gave carrs, that they should bring cedar trees from Libanus, which should be brought by floats to the haven of Joppa, according as it was commanded them by Cyrus king of the Persians.
1 Esdras 5:65
Insomuch that the trumpets might not be heard for the weeping of the people: yet the multitude sounded marvellously, so that it was heard afar off.
1 Esdras 6:1
Now in the second year of the reign of Darius Aggeus and Zacharias the son of Addo, the prophets, prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and Jerusalem in the name of the Lord God of Israel, which was upon them.
1 Esdras 6:6
And they were not hindered from building, until such time as signification was given unto Darius concerning them, and an answer received.
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 6:23
Then commanded king Darius to seek among the records at Babylon: and so at Ecbatane the palace, which is in the country of Media, there was found a roll wherein these things were recorded.
1 Esdras 7:5
And thus was the holy house finished in the three and twentieth day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of Darius king of the Persians
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 8:27
Therefore was I encouraged by the help of the Lord my God, and gathered together men of Israel to go up with me.
1 Esdras 8:45
And I bade them that they should go unto Saddeus the captain, who was in the place of the treasury:
1 Esdras 8:51
For I was ashamed to ask the king footmen, and horsemen, and conduct for safeguard against our adversaries.
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 8:63
And with him was Eleazar the son of Phinees, and with them were Josabad the son of Jesu and Moeth the son of Sabban, Levites: all was delivered them by number and weight.
1 Esdras 8:64
And all the weight of them was written up the same hour.
1 Esdras 8:91
And as Esdras in his prayer made his confession, weeping, and lying flat upon the ground before the temple, there gathered unto him from Jerusalem a very great multitude of men and women and children: for there was great weeping among the multitude.
1 Esdras 9:3
And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and Jerusalem to all them that were of the captivity, that they should be gathered together at Jerusalem:
1 Esdras 9:17
So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
1 Esdras 9:23
And of the Levites; Jozabad, and Semis, and Colius, who was called Calitas, and Patheus, and Judas, and Jonas.
1 Esdras 9:39
And they spake unto Esdras the priest and reader, that he would bring the law of Moses, that was given of the Lord God of Israel.
1 Esdras 9:42
And Esdras the priest and reader of the law stood up upon a pulpit of wood, which was made for that purpose.
2 Esdras 1:3
The son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi; which was captive in the land of the Medes, in the reign of Artexerxes king of the Persians.
2 Esdras 2:43
And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
2 Esdras 3:1
In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart:
2 Esdras 3:3
And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the most High, and said,
2 Esdras 3:5
And gavest a body unto Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of thine hands, and didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made living before thee.
2 Esdras 3:10
And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
2 Esdras 3:13
Now when they lived so wickedly before thee, thou didst choose thee a man from among them, whose name was Abraham.
2 Esdras 3:21
For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
2 Esdras 3:22
Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.
2 Esdras 3:25
When this was done many years, then they that inhabited the city forsook thee,
2 Esdras 3:35
Or when was it that they which dwell upon the earth have not sinned in thy sight? or what people have so kept thy commandments?
2 Esdras 4:1
And the angel that was sent unto me, whose name was Uriel, gave me an answer,
2 Esdras 4:16
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
2 Esdras 4:23
For it was not my mind to be curious of the high things, but of such as pass by us daily, namely, wherefore Israel is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom thou hast loved is given over unto ungodly nations, and why the law of our forefathers is brought to nought, and the written covenants come to none effect,
2 Esdras 4:48
So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still.
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 5:14
Then I awaked, and an extreme fearfulness went through all my body, and my mind was troubled, so that it fainted.
2 Esdras 5:15
So the angel that was come to talk with me held me, comforted me, and set me up upon my feet.
2 Esdras 5:21
And after seven days so it was, that the thoughts of my heart were very grievous unto me again,
2 Esdras 5:31
Now when I had spoken these words, the angel that came to me the night afore was sent unto me,
2 Esdras 5:35
And he said unto me, Thou canst not. And I said, Wherefore, Lord? whereunto was I born then? or why was not my mother's womb then my grave, that I might not have seen the travail of Jacob, and the wearisome toil of the stock of Israel?
2 Esdras 6:1
And he said unto me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,
2 Esdras 6:17
And it happened, that when I had heard it I stood up upon my feet, and hearkened, and, behold, there was a voice that spake, and the sound of it was like the sound of many waters.
2 Esdras 6:36
And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High.
2 Esdras 6:37
For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress.
2 Esdras 6:38
And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work.
2 Esdras 6:39
And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed.
2 Esdras 6:43
For as soon as thy word went forth the work was made.
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 6:46
And gavest them a charge to do service unto man, that was to be made.
2 Esdras 6:50
And didst separate the one from the other: for the seventh part, namely, where the water was gathered together, might not hold them both.
2 Esdras 6:51
Unto Enoch thou gavest one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills:
2 Esdras 7:1
And when I had made an end of speaking these words, there was sent unto me the angel which had been sent unto me the nights afore:
2 Esdras 7:11
Because for their sakes I made the world: and when Adam transgressed my statutes, then was decreed that now is done.
2 Esdras 7:46
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 7:48
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 8:14
If therefore thou shalt destroy him which with so great labour was fashioned, it is an easy thing to be ordained by thy commandment, that the thing which was made might be preserved.
2 Esdras 8:19
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 8:59
For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
2 Esdras 9:11
And they that have loathed my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it;
2 Esdras 9:17
And he answered me, saying, Like as the field is, so is also the seed; as the flowers be, such are the colours also; such as the workman is, such also is the work; and as the husbandman is himself, so is his husbandry also: for it was the time of the world.
2 Esdras 9:18
And now when I prepared the world, which was not yet made, even for them to dwell in that now live, no man spake against me.
2 Esdras 9:20
So I considered the world, and, behold, there was peril because of the devices that were come into it.
2 Esdras 9:22
Let the multitude perish then, which was born in vain; and let my grape be kept, and my plant; for with great labour have I made it perfect.
2 Esdras 9:27
After seven days I sat upon the grass, and my heart was vexed within me, like as before:
2 Esdras 9:32
But our fathers, which received the law, kept it not, and observed not thy ordinances: and though the fruit of thy law did not perish, neither could it, for it was thine;
2 Esdras 9:33
Yet they that received it perished, because they kept not the thing that was sown in them.
2 Esdras 9:34
And, lo, it is a custom, when the ground hath received seed, or the sea a ship, or any vessel meat or drink, that, that being perished wherein it was sown or cast into,
2 Esdras 9:35
That thing also which was sown, or cast therein, or received, doth perish, and remaineth not with us: but with us it hath not happened so.
2 Esdras 9:38
And when I spake these things in my heart, I looked back with mine eyes, and upon the right side I saw a woman, and, behold, she mourned and wept with a loud voice, and was much grieved in heart, and her clothes were rent, and she had ashes upon her head.
2 Esdras 9:39
Then let I my thoughts go that I was in, and turned me unto her,
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 10:1
And it so came to pass, that when my son was entered into his wedding chamber, he fell down, and died.
2 Esdras 10:5
Then left I the meditations wherein I was, and spake to her in anger, saying,
2 Esdras 10:25
And it came to pass while I was talking with her, behold, her face upon a sudden shined exceedingly, and her countenance glistered, so that I was afraid of her, and mused what it might be.
2 Esdras 10:27
And I looked, and, behold, the woman appeared unto me no more, but there was a city builded, and a large place shewed itself from the foundations: then was I afraid, and cried with a loud voice, and said,
2 Esdras 10:29
And as I was speaking these words behold, he came unto me, and looked upon me.
2 Esdras 10:30
And, lo, I lay as one that had been dead, and mine understanding was taken from me: and he took me by the right hand, and comforted me, and set me upon my feet, and said unto me,
2 Esdras 10:45
Whereas, I say, she said unto thee, that she hath been thirty years barren: those are the thirty years wherein there was no offering made in her.
2 Esdras 10:47
And whereas she told thee that she nourished him with labour: that was the dwelling in Jerusalem.
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 10:51
And therefore I bade thee remain in the field where no house was builded:
2 Esdras 10:53
Therefore I commanded thee to go into the field, where no foundation of any building was.
2 Esdras 11:4
But her heads were at rest: the head in the midst was greater than the other, yet rested it with the residue.
2 Esdras 11:13
And so it was, that when it reigned, the end of it came, and the place thereof appeared no more: so the next following stood up. and reigned, and had a great time;
2 Esdras 11:23
And there was no more upon the eagle's body, but three heads that rested, and six little wings.
2 Esdras 11:24
Then saw I also that two little feathers divided themselves from the six, and remained under the head that was upon the right side: for the four continued in their place.
2 Esdras 11:26
And I beheld, and, lo, there was one set up, but shortly it appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:27
And the second was sooner away than the first.
2 Esdras 11:29
And when they so thought, behold, there awaked one of the heads that were at rest, namely, it that was in the midst; for that was greater than the two other heads.
2 Esdras 11:31
And, behold, the head was turned with them that were with it, and did eat up the two feathers under the wing that would have reigned.
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 11:35
And I beheld, and, lo, the head upon the right side devoured it that was upon the left side.
2 Esdras 12:2
And, behold, the head that remained and the four wings appeared no more, and the two went unto it and set themselves up to reign, and their kingdom was small, and fill of uproar.
2 Esdras 12:3
And I saw, and, behold, they appeared no more, and the whole body of the eagle was burnt so that the earth was in great fear: then awaked I out of the trouble and trance of my mind, and from great fear, and said unto my spirit,
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 12:11
The eagle, whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel.
2 Esdras 12:12
But it was not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.
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 13:7
But I would have seen the region or place whereout the hill was graven, and I could not.
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 13:13
And there came much people unto him, whereof some were glad, some were sorry, and some of them were bound, and other some brought of them that were offered: then was I sick through great fear, and I awaked, and said,
2 Esdras 13:45
For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.
2 Esdras 14:31
Then was the land, even the land of Sion, parted among you by lot: but your fathers, and ye yourselves, have done unrighteousness, and have not kept the ways which the Highest commanded you.
2 Esdras 14:39
Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire.
2 Esdras 14:41
And my mouth was opened, and shut no more.
2 Esdras 15:60
And in the passage they shall rush on the idle city, and shall destroy some portion of thy land, and consume part of thy glory, and shall return to Babylon that was destroyed.
2 Esdras 16:55
Which spake but the word, Let the earth be made; and it was made: Let the heaven be made; and it was created.
Who in the time of Enemessar king of the Assyrians was led captive out of Thisbe, which is at the right hand of that city, which is called properly Nephthali in Galilee above Aser.
And when I was in mine own country, in the land of Israel being but young, all the tribe of Nephthali my father fell from the house of Jerusalem, which was chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, that all the tribes should sacrifice there, where the temple of the habitation of the most High was consecrated and built for all ages.
But I alone went often to Jerusalem at the feasts, as it was ordained unto all the people of Israel by an everlasting decree, having the firstfruits and tenths of increase, with that which was first shorn; and them gave I at the altar to the priests the children of Aaron.
And the third I gave unto them to whom it was meet, as Debora my father's mother had commanded me, because I was left an orphan by my father.
Furthermore, when I was come to the age of a man, I married Anna of mine own kindred, and of her I begat Tobias.
And the most High gave me grace and favour before Enemessar, so that I was his purveyor.
Now when Enemessar was dead, Sennacherib his son reigned in his stead; whose estate was troubled, that I could not go into Media.
And if the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come, and fled from Judea, I buried them privily; for in his wrath he killed many; but the bodies were not found, when they were sought for of the king.
And when one of the Ninevites went and complained of me to the king, that I buried them, and hid myself; understanding that I was sought for to be put to death, I withdrew myself for fear.
Then all my goods were forcibly taken away, neither was there any thing left me, beside my wife Anna and my son Tobias.
And Achiacharus intreating for me, I returned to Nineve. Now Achiacharus was cupbearer, and keeper of the signet, and steward, and overseer of the accounts: and Sarchedonus appointed him next unto him: and he was my brother's son.
Now when I was come home again, and my wife Anna was restored unto me, with my son Tobias, in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the seven weeks, there was a good dinner prepared me, in the which I sat down to eat.
The same night also I returned from the burial, and slept by the wall of my courtyard, being polluted and my face was uncovered:
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.
But she replied upon me, It was given for a gift more than the wages. Howbeit I did not believe her, but bade her render it to the owners: and I was abashed at her. But she replied upon me, Where are thine alms and thy righteous deeds? behold, thou and all thy works are known.
It came to pass the same day, that in Ecbatane a city of Media Sara the daughter of Raguel was also reproached by her father's maids;
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 Raphael was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house, and Sara the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.
Therefore when he went to seek a man, he found Raphael that was an angel.
And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never come again any more: but when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of you, and pray to God which is merciful, who will have pity on you, and save you: fear not, for she is appointed unto thee from the beginning; and thou shalt preserve her, and she shall go with thee. Moreover I suppose that she shall bear thee children. Now when Tobias had heard these things, he loved her, and his heart was effectually joined to her.
And blessed him, and said unto him, Thou art the son of an honest and good man. But when he had heard that Tobit was blind, he was sorrowful, and wept.
But when Raguel was come into his house,
And came forth, and told them that he was alive.
Therefore he was very sorry.
But Tobias gave thanks before them, because God had mercy on him. And when he came near to Sara his daughter in law, he blessed her, saying, Thou art welcome, daughter: God be blessed, which hath brought thee unto us, and blessed be thy father and thy mother. And there was joy among all his brethren which were at Nineve.
And Tobias' wedding was kept seven days with great joy.
Surely I will keep close nothing from you. For I said, It was good to keep close the secret of a king, but that it was honourable to reveal the works of God.
Now therefore, when thou didst pray, and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when thou didst bury the dead, I was with thee likewise.
And when thou didst not delay to rise up, and leave thy dinner, to go and cover the dead, thy good deed was not hid from me: but I was with thee.
And he was eight and fifty years old when he lost his sight, which was restored to him after eight years: and he gave alms, and he increased in the fear of the Lord God, and praised him.
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.
And bury me decently, and thy mother with me; but tarry no longer at Nineve. Remember, my son, how Aman handled Achiacharus that brought him up, how out of light he brought him into darkness, and how he rewarded him again: yet Achiacharus was saved, but the other had his reward: for he went down into darkness. Manasses gave alms, and escaped the snares of death which they had set for him: but Aman fell into the snare, and perished.
And when Anna his mother was dead, he buried her with his father. But Tobias departed with his wife and children to Ecbatane to Raguel his father in law,
But before he died he heard of the destruction of Nineve, which was taken by Nabuchodonosor and Assuerus: and before his death he rejoiced over Nineve.
And he made the gates thereof, even gates that were raised to the height of seventy cubits, and the breadth of them was forty cubits, for the going forth of his mighty armies, and for the setting in array of his footmen:
But all the inhabitants of the land made light of the commandment of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither went they with him to the battle; for they were not afraid of him: yea, he was before them as one man, and they sent away his ambassadors from them without effect, and with disgrace.
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.
And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians that he should, as he said, avenge himself on all the earth.
And when he had ended his counsel, Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians called Holofernes the chief captain of his army, which was next unto him, and said unto him.
A great number also sundry countries came with them like locusts, and like the sand of the earth: for the multitude was without number.
Also Joacim the high priest, which was in those days in Jerusalem, wrote to them that dwelt in Bethulia, and Betomestham, which is over against Esdraelon toward the open country, near to Dothaim,
Charging them to keep the passages of the hill country: for by them there was an entrance into Judea, and it was easy to stop them that would come up, because the passage was straight, for two men at the most.
Then was it declared to Holofernes, the chief captain of the army of Assur, that the children of Israel had prepared for war, and had shut up the passages of the hill country, and had fortified all the tops of the high hills and had laid impediments in the champaign countries:
Wherewith he was very angry, and called all the princes of Moab, and the captains of Ammon, and all the governors of the sea coast,
And whilst they sinned not before their God, they prospered, because the God that hateth iniquity was with them.
But when they departed from the way which he appointed them, they were destroyed in many battles very sore, and were led captives into a land that was not their's, and the temple of their God was cast to the ground, and their cities were taken by the enemies.
But now are they returned to their God, and are come up from the places where they were scattered, and have possessed Jerusalem, where their sanctuary is, and are seated in the hill country; for it was desolate.
And when the tumult of men that were about the council was ceased, Holofernes the chief captain of the army of Assur said unto Achior and all the Moabites before all the company of other nations,
And they called together all the ancients of the city, and all their youth ran together, and their women, to the assembly, and they set Achior in the midst of all their people. Then Ozias asked him of that which was done.
Then their strong men removed their camps in that day, and the army of the men of war was an hundred and seventy thousand footmen, and twelve thousand horsemen, beside the baggage, and other men that were afoot among them, a very great multitude.
Then the children of Israel cried unto the Lord their God, because their heart failed, for all their enemies had compassed them round about, and there was no way to escape out from among them.
Therefore their young children were out of heart, and their women and young men fainted for thirst, and fell down in the streets of the city, and by the passages of the gates, and there was no longer any strength in them.
Then there was great weeping with one consent in the midst of the assembly; and they cried unto the Lord God with a loud voice.
Now at that time Judith heard thereof, which was the daughter of Merari, the son of Ox, the son of Joseph, the son of Ozel, the son of Elcia, the son of Ananias, the son of Gedeon, the son of Raphaim, the son of Acitho, the son of Eliu, the son of Eliab, the son of Nathanael, the son of Samael, the son of Salasadal, the son of Israel.
And Manasses was her husband, of her tribe and kindred, who died in the barley harvest.
So Judith was a widow in her house three years and four months.
She was also of a goodly countenance, and very beautiful to behold: and her husband Manasses had left her gold, and silver, and menservants and maidservants, and cattle, and lands; and she remained upon them.
And there was none that gave her an ill word; ar she feared God greatly.
Judith fell upon her face, and put ashes upon her head, and uncovered the sackcloth wherewith she was clothed; and about the time that the incense of that evening was offered in Jerusalem in the house of the Lord Judith cried with a loud voice, and said,
And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband.
And when they saw her, that her countenance was altered, and her apparel was changed, they wondered at her beauty very greatly, and said unto her.
And when they had done so, Judith went out, she, and her maid with her; and the men of the city looked after her, until she was gone down the mountain, and till she had passed the valley, and could see her no more.
Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.
Now Holofernes rested upon his bed under a canopy, which was woven with purple, and gold, and emeralds, and precious stones.
And when Judith was come before him and his servants they all marvelled at the beauty of her countenance; and she fell down upon her face, and did reverence unto him: and his servants took her up.
Then said Holofernes unto her, Woman, be of good comfort, fear not in thine heart: for I never hurt any that was willing to serve Nabuchodonosor, the king of all the earth.
Then he commanded to bring her in where his plate was set; and bade that they should prepare for her of his own meats, and that she should drink of his own wine.
Then the servants of Holofernes brought her into the tent, and she slept till midnight, and she arose when it was toward the morning watch,
Now when Judith came in and sat down, Holofernes his heart was ravished with her, and his mind was moved, and he desired greatly her company; for he waited a time to deceive her, from the day that he had seen her.
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.
And Holofernes took great delight in her, and drank more wine than he had drunk at any time in one day since he was born.
Now when the evening was come, his servants made haste to depart, and Bagoas shut his tent without, and dismissed the waiters from the presence of his lord; and they went to their beds: for they were all weary, because the feast had been long.
And Judith was left along in the tent, and Holofernes lying along upon his bed: for he was filled with wine.
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.
Then she came to the pillar of the bed, which was at Holofernes' head, and took down his fauchion from thence,
And then they ran all together, both small and great, for it was strange unto them that she was come: so they opened the gate, and received them, and made a fire for a light, and stood round about them.
Then they called Achior out of the house of Ozias; and when he was come, and saw the head of Holofernes in a man's hand in the assembly of the people, he fell down on his face, and his spirit failed.
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.
But because none answered, he opened it, and went into the bedchamber, and found him cast upon the floor dead, and his head was taken from him.
When the captains of the Assyrians' army heard these words, they rent their coats and their minds were wonderfully troubled, and there was a cry and a very great noise throughout the camp.
And when they that were in the tents heard, they were astonished at the thing that was done.
And fear and trembling fell upon them, so that there was no man that durst abide in the sight of his neighbour, but rushing out all together, they fled into every way of the plain, and of the hill country.
They also that had camped in the mountains round about Bethulia fled away. Then the children of Israel, every one that was a warrior among them, rushed out upon them.
And the children of Israel that returned from the slaughter had that which remained; and the villages and the cities, that were in the mountains and in the plain, gat many spoils: for the multitude was very great.
And they put a garland of olive upon her and her maid that was with her, and she went before all the people in the dance, leading all the women: and all the men of Israel followed in their armour with garlands, and with songs in their mouths.
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.
And many desired her, but none knew her all the days of her life, after that Manasses her husband was dead, and was gathered to his people.
And there was none that made the children of Israel any more afraid in the days of Judith, nor a long time after her death.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:1
For the ungodly said, reasoning with themselves, but not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:14
He was made to reprove our thoughts.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:10
He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:11
Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.
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 7:1
I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,
Wisdom of Solomon 7:2
And in my mother's womb was fashioned to be flesh in the time of ten months, being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleep.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:3
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:4
I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and that with cares.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:7
Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:12
And I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom goeth before them: and I knew not that she was the mother of them.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:17
For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements:
Wisdom of Solomon 8:2
I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:19
For I was a witty child, and had a good spirit.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:21
Nevertheless, when I perceived that I could not otherwise obtain her, except God gave her me; and that was a point of wisdom also to know whose gift she was; I prayed unto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said,
Wisdom of Solomon 9:9
And wisdom was with thee: which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:1
She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,
Wisdom of Solomon 10:13
When the righteous was sold, she forsook him not, but delivered him from sin: she went down with him into the pit,
Wisdom of Solomon 10:17
Rendered to the righteous a reward of their labours, guided them in a marvellous way, and was unto them for a cover by day, and a light of stars in the night season;
Wisdom of Solomon 11:2
They went through the wilderness that was not inhabited, and pitched tents in places where there lay no way.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:4
When they were thirsty, they called upon thee, and water was given them out of the flinty rock, and their thirst was quenched out of the hard stone.
Wisdom of Solomon 11:14
For whom they respected with scorn, when he was long before thrown out at the casting forth of the infants, him in the end, when they saw what came to pass, they admired.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:3
For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land,
Wisdom of Solomon 12:10
But executing thy judgments upon them by little and little, thou gavest them place of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a naughty generation, and that their malice was bred in them, and that their cogitation would never be changed.
Wisdom of Solomon 12:11
For it was a cursed seed from the beginning; neither didst thou for fear of any man give them pardon for those things wherein they sinned.
Wisdom of Solomon 13:16
For he provided for it that it might not fall, knowing that it was unable to help itself; for it is an image, and hath need of help:
Wisdom of Solomon 14:8
But that which is made with hands is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he, because he made it; and it, because, being corruptible, it was called god.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:12
For the devising of idols was the beginning of spiritual fornication, and the invention of them the corruption of life.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:15
For a father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he hath made an image of his child soon taken away, now honoured him as a god, which was then a dead man, and delivered to those that were under him ceremonies and sacrifices.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:16
Thus in process of time an ungodly custom grown strong was kept as a law, and graven images were worshipped by the commandments of kings.
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 14:20
And so the multitude, allured by the grace of the work, took him now for a god, which a little before was but honoured.
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 15:8
And employing his labours lewdly, he maketh a vain god of the same clay, even he which a little before was made of earth himself, and within a little while after returneth to the same, out when his life which was lent him shall be demanded.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:4
For it was requisite, that upon them exercising tyranny should come penury, which they could not avoid: but to these it should only be shewed how their enemies were tormented.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:7
For he that turned himself toward it was not saved by the thing that he saw, but by thee, that art the Saviour of all.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:9
For them the bitings of grasshoppers and flies killed, neither was there found any remedy for their life: for they were worthy to be punished by such.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:10
But thy sons not the very teeth of venomous dragons overcame: for thy mercy was ever by them, and healed them.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:12
For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Lord, which healeth all things.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:18
For sometime the flame was mitigated, that it might not burn up the beasts that were sent against the ungodly; but themselves might see and perceive that they were persecuted with the judgment of God.
Wisdom of Solomon 16:25
Therefore even then was it altered into all fashions, and was obedient to thy grace, that nourisheth all things, according to the desire of them that had need:
Wisdom of Solomon 16:27
For that which was not destroyed of the fire, being warmed with a little sunbeam, soon melted away:
Wisdom of Solomon 17:7
As for the illusions of art magick, they were put down, and their vaunting in wisdom was reproved with disgrace.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:14
But they sleeping the same sleep that night, which was indeed intolerable, and which came upon them out of the bottoms of inevitable hell,
Wisdom of Solomon 17:16
So then whosoever there fell down was straitly kept, shut up in a prison without iron bars,
Wisdom of Solomon 17:17
For whether he were husbandman, or shepherd, or a labourer in the field, he was overtaken, and endured that necessity, which could not be avoided: for they were all bound with one chain of darkness.
Wisdom of Solomon 17:21
Over them only was spread an heavy night, an image of that darkness which should afterward receive them: but yet were they unto themselves more grievous than the darkness.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:4
For they were worthy to be deprived of light and imprisoned in darkness, who had kept thy sons shut up, by whom the uncorrupt light of the law was to be given unto the world.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:7
So of thy people was accepted both the salvation of the righteous, and destruction of the enemies.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:10
But on the other side there sounded an ill according cry of the enemies, and a lamentable noise was carried abroad for children that were bewailed.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:12
So they all together had innumerable dead with one kind of death; neither were the living sufficient to bury them: for in one moment the noblest offspring of them was destroyed.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:14
For while all things were in quiet silence, and that night was in the midst of her swift course,
Wisdom of Solomon 18:20
Yea, the tasting of death touched the righteous also, and there was a destruction of the multitude in the wilderness: but the wrath endured not long.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:21
For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:24
For in the long garment was the whole world, and in the four rows of the stones was the glory of the fathers graven, and thy Majesty upon the daidem of his head.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:25
Unto these the destroyer gave place, and was afraid of them: for it was enough that they only tasted of the wrath.
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:
Wisdom of Solomon 19:6
For the whole creature in his proper kind was fashioned again anew, serving the peculiar commandments that were given unto them, that thy children might be kept without hurt:
Wisdom of Solomon 19:21
On the other side, the flames wasted not the flesh of the corruptible living things, though they walked therein; neither melted they the icy kind of heavenly meat that was of nature apt to melt.
To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his fear, and was forsaken? or whom did he ever despise, that called upon him?
Pride was not made for men, nor furious anger for them that are born of a woman.
Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one that was never thought of hath worn the crown.
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.
He was not pacified toward the old giants, who fell away in the strength of their foolishness.
In the holy tabernacle I served before him; and so was I established in Sion.
Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power.
I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon.
I was exalted like a palm tree in En-gaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho, as a fair olive tree in a pleasant field, and grew up as a plane tree by the water.
In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbours, a man and a wife that agree together.
There be three things that mine heart feareth; and for the fourth I was sore afraid: the slander of a city, the gathering together of an unruly multitude, and a false accusation: all these are worse than death.
Many, when a thing was lent them, reckoned it to be found, and put them to trouble that helped them.
While he lived, he saw and rejoiced in him: and when he died, he was not sorrowful.
Gold hath been the ruin of many, and their destruction was present.
Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to make men glad.
And all men are from the ground, and Adam was created of earth:
I was ofttimes in danger of death: yet I was delivered because of these things.
Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?
Therefore from the beginning I was resolved, and thought upon these things, and have left them in writing.
When all is safe, he awaketh, and marvelleth that the fear was nothing.
Enoch pleased the Lord, and was translated, being an example of repentance to all generations.
Noah was found perfect and righteous; in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange [for the world;] therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.
An everlasting covenant was made with him, that all flesh should perish no more by the flood.
Abraham was a great father of many people: in glory was there none like unto him;
Who kept the law of the most High, and was in covenant with him: he established the covenant in his flesh; and when he was proved, he was found faithful.
He set a crown of gold upon the mitre, wherein was engraved Holiness, an ornament of honour, a costly work, the desires of the eyes, goodly and beautiful.
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.
Therefore was there a covenant of peace made with him, that he should be the chief of the sanctuary and of his people, and that he and his posterity should have the dignity of the priesthood for ever:
Jesus the son a Nave was valiant in the wars, and was the successor of Moses in prophecies, who according to his name was made great for the saving of the elect of God, and taking vengeance of the enemies that rose up against them, that he might set Israel in their inheritance.
Did not the sun go back by his means? and was not one day as long as two?
By his faithfulness he was found a true prophet, and by his word he was known to be faithful in vision.
As is the fat taken away from the peace offering, so was David chosen out of the children of Israel.
Slew he not a giant, when he was yet but young? and did he not take away reproach from the people, when he lifted up his hand with the stone in the sling, and beat down the boasting of Goliath?
Solomon reigned in a peaceable time, and was honoured; for God made all quiet round about him, that he might build an house in his name, and prepare his sanctuary for ever.
So the kingdom was divided, and out of Ephraim ruled a rebellious kingdom.
Thus rested Solomon with his fathers, and of his seed he left behind him Roboam, even the foolishness of the people, and one that had no understanding, who turned away the people through his counsel. There was also Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and shewed Ephraim the way of sin:
Who was taken up in a whirlwind of fire, and in a chariot of fiery horses:
Elias it was, who was covered with a whirlwind: and Eliseus was filled with his spirit: whilst he lived, he was not moved with the presence of any prince, neither could any bring him into subjection.
Of whom some did that which was pleasing to God, and some multiplied sins.
For Ezekias had done the thing that pleased the Lord, and was strong in the ways of David his father, as Esay the prophet, who was great and faithful in his vision, had commanded him.
For they entreated him evil, who nevertheless was a prophet, sanctified in his mother's womb, that he might root out, and afflict, and destroy; and that he might build up also, and plant.
It was Ezekiel who saw the glorious vision, which was shewed him upon the chariot of the cherubims.
How shall we magnify Zorobabel? even he was as a signet on the right hand:
So was Jesus the son of Josedec: who in their time builded the house, and set up an holy temple to the Lord, which was prepared for everlasting glory.
And among the elect was Neemias, whose renown is great, who raised up for us the walls that were fallen, and set up the gates and the bars, and raised up our ruins again.
But upon the earth was no man created like Enoch; for he was taken from the earth.
Neither was there a young man born like Joseph, a governor of his brethren, a stay of the people, whose bones were regarded of the Lord.
Sem and Seth were in great honour among men, and so was Adam above every living thing in creation.
And by him was built from the foundation the double height, the high fortress of the wall about the temple:
In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:
How was he honoured in the midst of the people in his coming out of the sanctuary!
He was as the morning star in the midst of a cloud, and as the moon at the full:
When he put on the robe of honour, and was clothed with the perfection of glory, when he went up to the holy altar, he made the garment of holiness honourable.
The singers also sang praises with their voices, with great variety of sounds was there made sweet melody.
And the people besought the Lord, the most High, by prayer before him that is merciful, till the solemnity of the Lord was ended, and they had finished his service.
By an accusation to the king from an unrighteous tongue my soul drew near even unto death, my life was near to the hell beneath.
They compassed me on every side, and there was no man to help me: I looked for the succour of men, but there was none.
I called upon the Lord, the Father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the days of my trouble, and in the time of the proud, when there was no help.
I will praise thy name continually, and will sing praises with thanksgiving; and so my prayer was heard:
When I was yet young, or ever I went abroad, I desired wisdom openly in my prayer.
Even from the flower till the grape was ripe hath my heart delighted in her: my foot went the right way, from my youth up sought I after her.
My soul hath wrestled with her, and in my doings I was exact: I stretched forth my hands to the heaven above, and bewailed my ignorances of her.
My heart was troubled in seeking her: therefore have I gotten a good possession.
These have carried away the dear beloved children of the widow, and left her that was alone desolate without daughters.
For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, seek him ten times more.
For as she rejoiced at thy ruin, and was glad of thy fall: so shall she be grieved for her own desolation.
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 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 11:3
Who was a Jew, and dwelt in the city of Susa, a great man, being a servitor in the king's court.
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 11:6
And, behold, two great dragons came forth ready to fight, and their cry was great.
Additions to Esther 11:9
And the whole righteous nation was troubled, fearing their own evils, and were ready to perish.
Additions to Esther 11:10
Then they cried unto God, and upon their cry, as it were from a little fountain, was made a great flood, even much water.
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 12:6
Howbeit Aman the son of Amadathus the Agagite, who was in great honour with the king, sought to molest Mardocheus and his people because of the two eunuchs of the king.
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 13:4
Declared unto us, that in all nations throughout the world there was scattered a certain malicious people, that had laws contrary to ail nations, and continually despised the commandments of kings, so as the uniting of our kingdoms, honourably intended by us cannot go forward.
Additions to Esther 13:12
Thou knowest all things, and thou knowest, Lord, that it was neither in contempt nor pride, nor for any desire of glory, that I did not bow down to proud Aman.
Additions to Esther 13:18
All Israel in like manner cried most earnestly unto the Lord, because their death was before their eyes.
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 15:5
And she was ruddy through the perfection of her beauty, and her countenance was cheerful and very amiable: but her heart was in anguish for fear.
Additions to Esther 15:6
Then having passed through all the doors, she stood before the king, who sat upon his royal throne, and was clothed with all his robes of majesty, all glittering with gold and precious stones; and he was very dreadful.
Additions to Esther 15:7
Then lifting up his countenance that shone with majesty, he looked very fiercely upon her: and the queen fell down, and was pale, and fainted, and bowed herself upon the head of the maid that went before her.
Additions to Esther 15:13
Then said she unto him, I saw thee, my lord, as an angel of God, and my heart was troubled for fear of thy majesty.
Additions to Esther 15:15
And as she was speaking, she fell down for faintness.
Additions to Esther 15:16
Then the king was troubled, and ail his servants comforted her.
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 16:18
For he that was the worker of these things, is hanged at the gates of Susa with all his family: God, who ruleth all things, speedily rendering vengeance to him according to his deserts.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:42
The women also with cords about them, sitting in the ways, burn bran for perfume: but if any of them, drawn by some that passeth by, lie with him, she reproacheth her fellow, that she was not thought as worthy as herself, nor her cord broken.
And he took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, a very fair woman, and one that feared the Lord.
Now Joacim was a great rich man, and had a fair garden joining unto his house: and to him resorted the Jews; because he was more honourable than all others.
And the two elders saw her going in every day, and walking; so that their lust was inflamed toward her.
And it fell out, as they watched a fit time, she went in as before with two maids only, and she was desirous to wash herself in the garden: for it was hot.
And there was no body there save the two elders, that had hid themselves, and watched her.
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.
So when the servants of the house heard the cry in the garden, they rushed in at the privy door, to see what was done unto her.
But when the elders had declared their matter, the servants were greatly ashamed: for there was never such a report made of Susanna.
Now Susanna was a very delicate woman, and beauteous to behold.
And these wicked men commanded to uncover her face, (for she was covered) that they might be filled with her beauty.
Then a young man, who there was hid, came unto her, and lay with her.
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.
Therefore when she was led to be put to death, the Lord raised up the holy spirit of a young youth whose name was Daniel:
And according to the law of Moses they did unto them in such sort as they maliciously intended to do to their neighbour: and they put them to death. Thus the innocent blood was saved the same day.
Therefore Chelcias and his wife praised God for their daughter Susanna, with Joacim her husband, and all the kindred, because there was no dishonesty found in her.
From that day forth was Daniel had in great reputation in the sight of the people.
Bel and the Dragon 1:1
And king Astyages was gathered to his fathers, and Cyrus of Persia received his kingdom.
Bel and the Dragon 1:2
And Daniel conversed with the king, and was honoured above all his friends.
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 1:20
And the king said, I see the footsteps of men, women, and children. And then the king was angry,
Bel and the Dragon 1:23
And in that same place there was a great dragon, which they of Babylon worshipped.
Bel and the Dragon 1:31
Who cast him into the lions' den: where he was six days.
Bel and the Dragon 1:33
Now there was in Jewry a prophet, called Habbacuc, who had made pottage, and had broken bread in a bowl, and was going into the field, for to bring it to the reapers.
Bel and the Dragon 1:40
Upon the seventh day the king went to bewail Daniel: and when he came to the den, he looked in, and behold, Daniel was sitting.
1 Maccabees 1:3
And went through to the ends of the earth, and took spoils of many nations, insomuch that the earth was quiet before him; whereupon he was exalted and his heart was lifted up.
1 Maccabees 1:6
Wherefore he called his servants, such as were honourable, and had been brought up with him from his youth, and parted his kingdom among them, while he was yet alive.
1 Maccabees 1:16
Now when the kingdom was established before Antiochus, he thought to reign over Egypt that he might have the dominion of two realms.
1 Maccabees 1:18
And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt: but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were wounded to death.
1 Maccabees 1:25
Therefore there was a great mourning in Israel, in every place where they were;
1 Maccabees 1:26
So that the princes and elders mourned, the virgins and young men were made feeble, and the beauty of women was changed.
1 Maccabees 1:27
Every bridegroom took up lamentation, and she that sat in the marriage chamber was in heaviness,
1 Maccabees 1:28
The land also was moved for the inhabitants thereof, and all the house of Jacob was covered with confusion.
1 Maccabees 1:30
And spake peaceable words unto them, but all was deceit: for when they had given him credence, he fell suddenly upon the city, and smote it very sore, and destroyed much people of Israel.
1 Maccabees 1:36
For it was a place to lie in wait against the sanctuary, and an evil adversary to Israel.
1 Maccabees 1:38
Insomuch that the inhabitants of Jerusalem fled because of them: whereupon the city was made an habitation of strangers, and became strange to those that were born in her; and her own children left her.
1 Maccabees 1:39
Her sanctuary was laid waste like a wilderness, her feasts were turned into mourning, her sabbaths into reproach her honour into contempt.
1 Maccabees 1:40
As had been her glory, so was her dishonour increased, and her excellency was turned into mourning.
1 Maccabees 1:57
And whosoever was found with any the book of the testament, or if any committed to the law, the king's commandment was, that they should put him to death.
1 Maccabees 1:59
Now the five and twentieth day of the month they did sacrifice upon the idol altar, which was upon the altar of God.
1 Maccabees 1:64
And there was very great wrath upon Israel.
1 Maccabees 2:4
Judas, who was called Maccabeus:
1 Maccabees 2:5
Eleazar, called Avaran: and Jonathan, whose surname was Apphus.
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 2:23
Now when he had left speaking these words, there came one of the Jews in the sight of all to sacrifice on the altar which was at Modin, according to the king's commandment.
1 Maccabees 2:24
Which thing when Mattathias saw, he was inflamed with zeal, and his reins trembled, neither could he forbear to shew his anger according to judgment: wherefore he ran, and slew him upon the altar.
1 Maccabees 2:31
Now when it was told the king's servants, and the host that was at Jerusalem, in the city of David, that certain men, who had broken the king's commandment, were gone down into the secret places in the wilderness,
1 Maccabees 2:52
Was not Abraham found faithful in temptation, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness?
1 Maccabees 2:53
Joseph in the time of his distress kept the commandment and was made lord of Egypt.
1 Maccabees 2:55
Jesus for fulfilling the word was made a judge in Israel.
1 Maccabees 2:58
Elias for being zealous and fervent for the law was taken up into heaven.
1 Maccabees 2:60
Daniel for his innocency was delivered from the mouth of lions.
1 Maccabees 2:69
So he blessed them, and was gathered to his fathers.
1 Maccabees 3:4
In his acts he was like a lion, and like a lion's whelp roaring for his prey.
1 Maccabees 3:9
So that he was renowned unto the utmost part of the earth, and he received unto him such as were ready to perish.
1 Maccabees 3:23
Now as soon as he had left off speaking, he leapt suddenly upon them, and so Seron and his host was overthrown before him.
1 Maccabees 3:27
Now when king Antiochus heard these things, he was full of indignation: wherefore he sent and gathered together all the forces of his realm, even a very strong army.
1 Maccabees 3:44
Then was the congregation gathered together, that they might be ready for battle, and that they might pray, and ask mercy and compassion.
1 Maccabees 3:45
Now Jerusalem lay void as a wilderness, there was none of her children that went in or out: the sanctuary also was trodden down, and aliens kept the strong hold; the heathen had their habitation in that place; and joy was taken from Jacob, and the pipe with the harp ceased.
1 Maccabees 3:46
Wherefore the Israelites assembled themselves together, and came to Maspha, over against Jerusalem; for in Maspha was the place where they prayed aforetime in Israel.
1 Maccabees 4:3
Now when Judas heard thereof he himself removed, and the valiant men with him, that he might smite the king's army which was at Emmaus,
1 Maccabees 4:6
But as soon as it was day, Judas shewed himself in the plain with three thousand men, who nevertheless had neither armour nor swords to their minds.
1 Maccabees 4:7
And they saw the camp of the heathen, that it was strong and well harnessed, and compassed round about with horsemen; and these were expert of war.
1 Maccabees 4:19
As Judas was yet speaking these words, there appeared a part of them looking out of the mountain:
1 Maccabees 4:20
Who when they perceived that the Jews had put their host to flight and were burning the tents; for the smoke that was seen declared what was done:
1 Maccabees 4:27
Who, when he heard thereof, was confounded and discouraged, because neither such things as he would were done unto Israel, nor such things as the king commanded him were come to pass.
1 Maccabees 4:35
Now when Lysias saw his army put to flight, and the manliness of Judas' soldiers, and how they were ready either to live or die valiantly, he went into Antiochia, and gathered together a company of strangers, and having made his army greater than it was, he purposed to come again into Judea.
1 Maccabees 4:44
And when as they consulted what to do with the altar of burnt offerings, which was profaned;
1 Maccabees 4:54
Look, at what time and what day the heathen had profaned it, even in that was it dedicated with songs, and citherns, and harps, and cymbals.
1 Maccabees 4:58
Thus was there very great gladness among the people, for that the reproach of the heathen was put away.
1 Maccabees 5:1
Now when the nations round about heard that the altar was built and the sanctuary renewed as before, it displeased them very much.
1 Maccabees 5:2
Wherefore they thought to destroy the generation of Jacob that was among them, and thereupon they began to slay and destroy the people.
1 Maccabees 5:30
And betimes in the morning they looked up, and, behold, there was an innumerable people bearing ladders and other engines of war, to take the fortress: for they assaulted them.
1 Maccabees 5:31
When Judas therefore saw that the battle was begun, and that the cry of the city went up to heaven, with trumpets, and a great sound,
1 Maccabees 5:34
Then the host of Timotheus, knowing that it was Maccabeus, fled from him: wherefore he smote them with a great slaughter; so that there were killed of them that day about eight thousand men.
1 Maccabees 5:43
So he went first over unto them, and all the people after him: then all the heathen, being discomfited before him, cast away their weapons, and fled unto the temple that was at Carnaim.
1 Maccabees 5:44
But they took the city, and burned the temple with all that were therein. Thus was Carnaim subdued, neither could they stand any longer before Judas.
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 5:49
Wherefore Judas commanded a proclamation to be made throughout the host, that every man should pitch his tent in the place where he was.
1 Maccabees 5:50
So the soldiers pitched, and assaulted the city all that day and all that night, till at the length the city was delivered into his hands:
1 Maccabees 5:58
So when they had given charge unto the garrison that was with them, they went toward Jamnia.
1 Maccabees 5:60
And so it was, that Joseph and Azaras were put to flight, and pursued unto the borders of Judea: and there were slain that day of the people of Israel about two thousand men.
1 Maccabees 5:61
Thus was there a great overthrow among the children of Israel, because they were not obedient unto Judas and his brethren, but thought to do some valiant act.
1 Maccabees 5:62
Moreover these men came not of the seed of those, by whose hand deliverance was given unto Israel.
1 Maccabees 5:63
Howbeit the man Judas and his brethren were greatly renowned in the sight of all Israel, and of all the heathen, wheresoever their name was heard of;
1 Maccabees 6:1
About that time king Antiochus travelling through the high countries heard say, that Elymais in the country of Persia was a city greatly renowned for riches, silver, and gold;
1 Maccabees 6:2
And that there was in it a very rich temple, wherein were coverings of gold, and breastplates, and shields, which Alexander, son of Philip, the Macedonian king, who reigned first among the Grecians, had left there.
1 Maccabees 6:3
Wherefore he came and sought to take the city, and to spoil it; but he was not able, because they of the city, having had warning thereof,
1 Maccabees 6:6
And that Lysias, who went forth first with a great power was driven away of the Jews; and that they were made strong by the armour, and power, and store of spoils, which they had gotten of the armies, whom they had destroyed:
1 Maccabees 6:8
Now when the king heard these words, he was astonished and sore moved: whereupon he laid him down upon his bed, and fell sick for grief, because it had not befallen him as he looked for.
1 Maccabees 6:9
And there he continued many days: for his grief was ever more and more, and he made account that he should die.
1 Maccabees 6:11
And I thought with myself, Into what tribulation am I come, and how great a flood of misery is it, wherein now I am! for I was bountiful and beloved in my power.
1 Maccabees 6:17
Now when Lysias knew that the king was dead, he set up Antiochus his son, whom he had brought up being young, to reign in his stead, and his name he called Eupator.
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 6:30
So that the number of his army was an hundred thousand footmen, and twenty thousand horsemen, and two and thirty elephants exercised in battle.
1 Maccabees 6:36
These were ready at every occasion: wheresoever the beast was, and whithersoever the beast went, they went also, neither departed they from him.
1 Maccabees 6:41
Wherefore all that heard the noise of their multitude, and the marching of the company, and the rattling of the harness, were moved: for the army was very great and mighty.
1 Maccabees 6:43
Eleazar also, surnamed Savaran, perceiving that one of the beasts, armed with royal harness, was higher than all the rest, and supposing that the king was upon him,
1 Maccabees 6:53
Yet at the last, their vessels being without victuals, (for that it was the seventh year, and they in Judea that were delivered from the Gentiles, had eaten up the residue of the store;)
1 Maccabees 6:56
Was returned out of Persia and Media, and the king's host also that went with him, and that he sought to take unto him the ruling of the affairs.
1 Maccabees 7:2
And as he entered into the palace of his ancestors, so it was, that his forces had taken Antiochus and Lysias, to bring them unto him.
1 Maccabees 7:4
So his host slew them. Now when Demetrius was set upon the throne of his kingdom,
1 Maccabees 7:5
There came unto him all the wicked and ungodly men of Israel, having Alcimus, who was desirous to be high priest, for their captain:
1 Maccabees 7:8
Then the king chose Bacchides, a friend of the king, who ruled beyond the flood, and was a great man in the kingdom, and faithful to the king,
1 Maccabees 7:17
The flesh of thy saints have they cast out, and their blood have they shed round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury them.
1 Maccabees 7:25
On the other side, when Alcimus saw that Judas and his company had gotten the upper hand, and knew that he was not able to abide their force, he went again to the king, and said all the worst of them that he could.
1 Maccabees 7:30
Which thing after it was known to Judas, to wit, that he came unto him with deceit, he was sore afraid of him, and would see his face no more.
1 Maccabees 7:31
Nicanor also, when he saw that his counsel was discovered, went out to fight against Judas beside Capharsalama:
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 7:43
So the thirteenth day of the month Adar the hosts joined battle: but Nicanor's host was discomfited, and he himself was first slain in the battle.
1 Maccabees 7:44
Now when Nicanor's host saw that he was slain, they cast away their weapons, and fled.
1 Maccabees 7:46
Whereupon they came forth out of all the towns of Judea round about, and closed them in; so that they, turning back upon them that pursued them, were all slain with the sword, and not one of them was left.
1 Maccabees 7:50
Thus the land of Juda was in rest a little while.
1 Maccabees 8:2
And that they were men of great valour. It was told him also of their wars and noble acts which they had done among the Galatians, and how they had conquered them, and brought them under tribute;
1 Maccabees 8:6
How also Antiochus the great king of Asia, that came against them in battle, having an hundred and twenty elephants, with horsemen, and chariots, and a very great army, was discomfited by them;
1 Maccabees 8:7
And how they took him alive, and covenanted that he and such as reigned after him should pay a great tribute, and give hostages, and that which was agreed upon,
1 Maccabees 8:11
It was told him besides, how they destroyed and brought under their dominion all other kingdoms and isles that at any time resisted them;
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 8:16
And that they committed their government to one man every year, who ruled over all their country, and that all were obedient to that one, and that there was neither envy nor emmulation among them.
1 Maccabees 8:19
They went therefore to Rome, which was a very great journey, and came into the senate, where they spake and said.
1 Maccabees 9:7
When Judas therefore saw that his host slipt away, and that the battle pressed upon him, he was sore troubled in mind, and much distressed, for that he had no time to gather them together.
1 Maccabees 9:12
As for Bacchides, he was in the right wing: so the host drew near on the two parts, and sounded their trumpets.