Verses with the word wherefore in the Apocrypha (114 verses):
1 Esdras 1:40
Wherefore against him Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon came up, and bound him with a chain of brass, and carried him into Babylon.
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 4:25
Wherefore a man loveth his wife better than father or mother.
1 Esdras 5:66
Wherefore when the enemies of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin heard it, they came to know what that noise of trumpets should mean.
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 4:23
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 4:33
Then I answered and said, How, and when shall these things come to pass? wherefore are our years few and evil?
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 5:52
Say unto her, Wherefore are unto they whom thou hast now brought forth like those that were before, but less of stature?
2 Esdras 7:41
Even so now, seeing corruption is grown up, and wickedness increased, and the righteous have prayed for the ungodly: wherefore shall it not be so now also?
2 Esdras 9:40
And said unto her, Wherefore weepest thou? why art thou so grieved in thy mind?
2 Esdras 10:38
He answered me then, and said, Hear me, and I shall inform thee, and tell thee wherefore thou art afraid: for the Highest will reveal many secret things unto thee.
2 Esdras 13:51
Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea?
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.
Wherefore dost thou beat us for them? if they be dead, go thy ways after them, let us never see of thee either son or daughter.
And said with himself, I have wished for death; wherefore do I not call for my son Tobias that I may signify to him of the money before I die?
And now I am the only son of my father, and I am afraid, lest if I go in unto her, I die, as the other before: for a wicked spirit loveth her, which hurteth no body, but those which come unto her; wherefore I also fear lest I die, and bring my father's and my mother's life because of me to the grave with sorrow: for they have no other son to bury them.
Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.
For not of any favour of mine, but by the will of our God I came; wherefore praise him for ever.
Wherefore now, my son, consider what alms doeth, and how righteousness doth deliver. When he had said these things, he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he buried him honourably.
Wherefore thou gavest their rulers to be slain, so that they dyed their bed in blood, being deceived, and smotest the servants with their lords, and the lords upon their thrones;
But now tell me wherefore thou art fled from them, and art come unto us: for thou art come for safeguard; be of good comfort, thou shalt live this night, and hereafter:
Wherefore I thine handmaid, knowing all this, am fled from their presence; and God hath sent me to work things with thee, whereat all the earth shall be astonished, and whosoever shall hear it.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:13
Their offspring is cursed. Wherefore blessed is the barren that is undefiled, which hath not known the sinful bed: she shall have fruit in the visitation of souls.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:11
Wherefore set your affection upon my words; desire them, and ye shall be instructed.
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 12:23
Wherefore, whereas men have lived dissolutely and unrighteously, thou hast tormented them with their own abominations.
And none may say, What is this? wherefore is that? for at time convenient they shall all be sought out: at his commandment the waters stood as an heap, and at the words of his mouth the receptacles of waters.
A man need not to say, What is this? wherefore is that? for he hath made all things for their uses.
We may speak much, and yet come short: wherefore in sum, he is all.
But the Lord will never leave off his mercy, neither shall any of his works perish, neither will he abolish the posterity of his elect, and the seed of him that loveth him he will not take away: wherefore he gave a remnant unto Jacob, and out of him a root unto David.
Wherefore are ye slow, and what say ye to these things, seeing your souls are very thirsty?
Wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which the Lord appointed by Moses his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land that floweth with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day.
Wherefore the Lord watched over us for evil, and the Lord hath brought it upon us: for the Lord is righteous in all his works which he hath commanded us.
Additions to Esther 16:17
Wherefore ye shall do well not to put in execution the letters sent unto you by Aman the son of Amadatha.
Letter of Jeremiah 1:63
Wherefore it is neither to be supposed nor said that they are gods, seeing, they are able neither to judge causes, nor to do good unto men.
Additions to Daniel 1:8
Wherefore all that thou hast brought upon us, and every thing that thou hast done to us, thou hast done in true judgment.
Wherefore all the people turned again in haste, and the elders said unto him, Come, sit down among us, and shew it us, seeing God hath given thee the honour of an elder.
Prayer of Manassheh 1:1
O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed;
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 1:17
Wherefore he entered into Egypt with a great multitude, with chariots, and elephants, and horsemen, and a great navy,
1 Maccabees 1:63
Wherefore the rather to die, that they might not be defiled with meats, and that they might not profane the holy covenant: so then they died.
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 2:24
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 2:64
Wherefore, ye my sons, be valiant and shew yourselves men in the behalf of the law; for by it shall ye obtain glory.
1 Maccabees 3:6
Wherefore the wicked shrunk for fear of him, and all the workers of iniquity were troubled, because salvation prospered in his hand.
1 Maccabees 3:12
Wherefore Judas took their spoils, and Apollonius' sword also, and therewith he fought all his life long.
1 Maccabees 3:22
Wherefore the Lord himself will overthrow them before our face: and as for you, be ye not afraid of them.
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 3:31
Wherefore, being greatly perplexed in his mind, he determined to go into Persia, there to take the tributes of the countries, and to gather much money.
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 4:13
Wherefore they went out of the camp to battle; but they that were with Judas sounded their trumpets.
1 Maccabees 4:45
They thought it best to pull it down, lest it should be a reproach to them, because the heathen had defiled it: wherefore they pulled it down,
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 5:34
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 5:49
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 5:57
Wherefore they said, Let us also get us a name, and go fight against the heathen that are round about us.
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 6:10
Wherefore he called for all his friends, and said unto them, The sleep is gone from mine eyes, and my heart faileth for very care.
1 Maccabees 6:19
Wherefore Judas, purposing to destroy them, called all the people together to besiege them.
1 Maccabees 6:27
Wherefore if thou dost not prevent them quickly, they will do the greater things than these, neither shalt thou be able to rule them.
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 6:45
Wherefore he ran upon him courageously through the midst of the battle, slaying on the right hand and on the left, so that they were divided from him on both sides.
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 6:60
So the king and the princes were content: wherefore he sent unto them to make peace; and they accepted thereof.
1 Maccabees 7:3
Wherefore, when he knew it, he said, Let me not see their faces.
1 Maccabees 7:18
Wherefore the fear and dread of them fell upon all the people, who said, There is neither truth nor righteousness in them; for they have broken the covenant and oath that they made.
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 9:46
Wherefore cry ye now unto heaven, that ye may be delivered from the hand of your enemies.
1 Maccabees 9:61
Wherefore they took of the men of the country, that were authors of that mischief, about fifty persons, and slew them.
1 Maccabees 9:69
Wherefore he was very wroth at the wicked men that gave him counsel to come into the country, inasmuch as he slew many of them, and purposed to return into his own country.
1 Maccabees 10:6
Wherefore he gave him authority to gather together an host, and to provide weapons, that he might aid him in battle: he commanded also that the hostages that were in the tower should be delivered him.
1 Maccabees 10:20
Wherefore now this day we ordain thee to be the high priest of thy nation, and to be called the king's friend; (and therewithal he sent him a purple robe and a crown of gold:) and require thee to take our part, and keep friendship with us.
1 Maccabees 10:27
Wherefore now continue ye still to be faithful unto us, and we will well recompense you for the things ye do in our behalf,
1 Maccabees 10:73
Wherefore now thou shalt not be able to abide the horsemen and so great a power in the plain, where is neither stone nor flint, nor place to flee unto.
1 Maccabees 11:12
Wherefore he took his daughter from him, and gave her to Demetrius, and forsook Alexander, so that their hatred was openly known.
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 11:38
After this, when king Demetrius saw that the land was quiet before him, and that no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces, every one to his own place, except certain bands of strangers, whom he had gathered from the isles of the heathen: wherefore all the forces of his fathers hated him.
1 Maccabees 11:46
Wherefore the king fled into the court, but they of the city kept the passages of the city, and began to fight.
1 Maccabees 11:49
So when they of the city saw that the Jews had got the city as they would, their courage was abated: wherefore they made supplication to the king, and cried, saying,
1 Maccabees 11:61
From whence he went to Gaza, but they of Gaza shut him out; wherefore he laid siege unto it, and burned the suburbs thereof with fire, and spoiled them.
1 Maccabees 12:18
Wherefore now ye shall do well to give us an answer thereto.
1 Maccabees 12:27
Wherefore so soon as the sun was down, Jonathan commanded his men to watch, and to be in arms, that all the night long they might be ready to fight: also he sent forth centinels round about the host.
1 Maccabees 12:31
Wherefore Jonathan turned to the Arabians, who were called Zabadeans, and smote them, and took their spoils.
1 Maccabees 12:34
For he had heard that they would deliver the hold unto them that took Demetrius' part; wherefore he set a garrison there to keep it.
1 Maccabees 12:40
Howbeit he was afraid that Jonathan would not suffer him, and that he would fight against him; wherefore he sought a way how to take Jonathan, that he might kill him. So he removed, and came to Bethsan.
1 Maccabees 12:52
Whereupon they all came into the land of Judea peaceably, and there they bewailed Jonathan, and them that were with him, and they were sore afraid; wherefore all Israel made great lamentation.
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.
1 Maccabees 13:22
Wherefore Tryphon made ready all his horsemen to come that night: but there fell a very great snow, by reason whereof he came not. So he departed, and came into the country of Galaad.
1 Maccabees 13:49
They also of the tower in Jerusalem were kept so strait, that they could neither come forth, nor go into the country, nor buy, nor sell: wherefore they were in great distress for want of victuals, and a great number of them perished through famine.
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 15:11
Wherefore being pursued by king Antiochus, he fled unto Dora, which lieth by the sea side:
1 Maccabees 15:34
Wherefore we, having opportunity, hold the inheritance of our fathers.
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.
1 Maccabees 16:10
So they fled even unto the towers in the fields of Azotus; wherefore he burned it with fire: so that there were slain of them about two thousand men. Afterward he returned into the land of Judea in peace.
1 Maccabees 16:13
Wherefore his heart being lifted up, he thought to get the country to himself, and thereupon consulted deceitfully against Simon and his sons to destroy them.
2 Maccabees 2:15
Wherefore if ye have need thereof, send some to fetch them unto you.
2 Maccabees 3:9
And when he was come to Jerusalem, and had been courteously received of the high priest of the city, he told him what intelligence was given of the money, and declared wherefore he came, and asked if these things were so indeed.
2 Maccabees 3:14
So at the day which he appointed he entered in to order this matter: wherefore there was no small agony throughout the whole city.
2 Maccabees 4:28
For unto him appertained the gathering of the customs. Wherefore they were both called before the king.
2 Maccabees 4:34
Wherefore Menelans, taking Andronicus apart, prayed, him to get Onias into his hands; who being persuaded thereunto, and coming to Onias in deceit, gave him his right hand with oaths; and though he were suspected by him, yet persuaded he him to come forth of the sanctuary: whom forthwith he shut up without regard of justice.
2 Maccabees 4:49
Wherefore even they of Tyrus, moved with hatred of that wicked deed, caused them to be honourably buried.
2 Maccabees 5:4
Wherefore every man prayed that that apparition might turn to good.
2 Maccabees 6:27
Wherefore now, manfully changing this life, I will shew myself such an one as mine age requireth,
2 Maccabees 7:8
But he answered in his own language, and said, No. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did.
2 Maccabees 8:11
Wherefore immediately he sent to the cities upon the sea coast, proclaiming a sale of the captive Jews, and promising that they should have fourscore and ten bodies for one talent, not expecting the vengeance that was to follow upon him from the Almighty God.
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 11:30
Wherefore they that will depart shall have safe conduct till the thirtieth day of Xanthicus with security.
2 Maccabees 12:15
Wherefore Judas with his company, calling upon the great Lord of the world, who without rams or engines of war did cast down Jericho in the time of Joshua, gave a fierce assault against the walls,
2 Maccabees 12:40
Now under the coats of every one that was slain they found things consecrated to the idols of the Jamnites, which is forbidden the Jews by the law. Then every man saw that this was the cause wherefore they were slain.
2 Maccabees 14:9
Wherefore, O king, seeing knowest all these things, be careful for the country, and our nation, which is pressed on every side, according to the clemency that thou readily shewest unto all.
2 Maccabees 14:19
Wherefore he sent Posidonius, and Theodotus, and Mattathias, to make peace.
2 Maccabees 15:8
Wherefore he exhorted his people not to fear the coming of the heathen against them, but to remember the help which in former times they had received from heaven, and now to expect the victory and aid, which should come unto them from the Almighty.
2 Maccabees 15:23
Wherefore now also, O Lord of heaven, send a good angel before us for a fear and dread unto them;