Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

Judith (Douay-Reims Bible)
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Judith: Intolerance

  1. "The Lord our God will require our blood of the afflictions of our enemies, and he will humble all the nations that shall rise up against us, and bring them to disgrace." 8:20

  2. The Israelites murmured against the Lord, so God sent snakes to bite and kill them. 8:24-25

  3. "O Lord God of my father Simeon, who gavest him a sword to execute vengeance against strangers, who had defiled by their uncleanness, and uncovered the virgin unto confusion: And who gavest their wives to be made a prey, and their daughters into captivity ... who were zealous with thy zeal: assist ... me."
    God not only approved of the Shechem massacre, he gave Simeon the sword to do it with. Judith asks God to help her to go and do likewise. 9:2-3

  4. Judith prays that God will drown her enemies, like he did the Egyptians. 9:6-9

  5. "Give me constancy in my mind, that I may despise him ... For this will be a glorious monument for thy name, when he shall fall by the hand of a woman." 9:14-15

  6. "God ... hath cut off the head of all the unbelievers this night by my hand." 13:27-20