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2 Machabees (Douay-Reims Bible)

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2 Machabees: Intolerance

  1. "Acting wickedly against the laws of God doth not pass unpunished" 4:17

  2. "Andronicus ... the sacrilegious wretch should be put to death, the Lord repaying him his deserved punishment." 4:39

  3. "Lysimachus ... as for the sacrilegious fellow himself, they slew him beside the treasury." 4:41-42

  4. Judas Machabeus, with the help and approval of God, destroys the altars of the heathens. 10:1-2

  5. Timotheus fled to a strong hold, where he and his companions "blasphemed exceedingly, and cast forth abominable words. Twenty of Judas's young men were especially offended by their bad language, so they burned the blasphemers alive. After that, they blessed the Lord who helped them burn Gentiles alive. 10:32-38

  6. "They found under the coats of they slain some of the donaries of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbiddeth to the Jews: so that all plainly saw, that for this cause they were slain." 12:40

  7. "The most valiant Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves from sin, forasmuch as they saw before their eyes what had happened, because of the sins of those that were slain." 12:42

  8. The chief priest (Alcimus) defiled himself by "mingling with the heathens." 14:3

  9. After Onias prayed for the people, Jeremiah the prophet showed up, delivering to Judas a gift from God: a holy, golden, gentile-killing sword. 15:12-16

  10. Judas reminds the people of how good God is at killing people. After all, didn't he send an angel to kill 185,000 sleeping soldiers? Maybe, if they ask him nicely, he'll send another "good angel" to terrorize and kill blasphemers again. 15:21-24