Verses with the word why in the Apocrypha (23 verses):
2 Esdras 1:18
Saying, Why hast thou brought us into this wilderness to kill us? it had been better for us to have served the Egyptians, than to die in this wilderness.
2 Esdras 4:20
Then answered he me, and said, Thou hast given a right judgment, but why judgest thou not thyself also?
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 5:16
And in the second night it came to pass, that Salathiel the captain of the people came unto me, saying, Where hast thou been? and why is thy countenance so heavy?
2 Esdras 5:28
And now, O Lord, why hast thou given this one people over unto many? and upon the one root hast thou prepared others, and why hast thou scattered thy only one people among many?
2 Esdras 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 5:46
And he said unto me, Ask the womb of a woman, and say unto her, If thou bringest forth children, why dost thou it not together, but one after another? pray her therefore to bring forth ten children at once.
2 Esdras 6:16
And why? because the speech of these things trembleth and is moved: for it knoweth that the end of these things must be changed.
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 7:15
Now therefore why disquietest thou thyself, seeing thou art but a corruptible man? and why art thou moved, whereas thou art but mortal?
2 Esdras 7:16
Why hast thou not considered in thy mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?
2 Esdras 9:40
And said unto her, Wherefore weepest thou? why art thou so grieved in thy mind?
2 Esdras 10:31
What aileth thee? and why art thou so disquieted? and why is thine understanding troubled, and the thoughts of thine heart?
And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
But Anna his mother wept, and said to Tobit, Why hast thou sent away our son? is he not the staff of our hand, in going in and out before us?
And why have they determined not to come and meet me, more than all the inhabitants of the west.
Wisdom of Solomon 18:19
For the dreams that troubled them did foreshew this, lest they should perish, and not know why they were afflicted.
Why is earth and ashes proud? There is not a more wicked thing than a covetous man: for such an one setteth his own soul to sale; because while he liveth he casteth away his bowels.
Why doth one day excel another, when as all the light of every day in the year is of the sun?
And why art thou against the pleasure of the most High? there is no inquisition in the grave, whether thou have lived ten, or an hundred, or a thousand years.
Bel and the Dragon 1:4
And the king worshipped it and went daily to adore it: but Daniel worshipped his own God. And the king said unto him, Why dost not thou worship Bel?
1 Maccabees 10:70
Thou alone liftest up thyself against us, and I am laughed to scorn for thy sake, and reproached: and why dost thou vaunt thy power against us in the mountains?
1 Maccabees 12:44
Unto Jonathan also he said, Why hast thou brought all this people to so great trouble, seeing there is no war betwixt us?