0 2 Machabees selected verses

We will ... burn incense unto the queen of heaven. Jeremiah 44:17

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2 Machabees: Selected Verses

  1. When Antiochus was come in: and opening a secret entrance of the temple, they cast stones and slew the leader, and them that were with him, and hewed them in pieces, and cutting off their heads they threw them forth.   1:16
  2. Blessed be God in all things, who hath delivered up the wicked.   1:17
  3. The women, girded with haircloth about their breasts, came together in the streets.   3:19
  4. Through the whole city of Jerusalem for the space of forty days there were seen horsemen running in the air.   5:2
  5. The temple was full of the riot and revellings of the Gentiles: and of men lying with lewd women.   6:4
  6. He [Judas Machabeus] ... killed more than 20,000 of those who were with┬áTimotheus and Bacchides.   8:6
  7. God ... struck him with an incurable and an invisible plague.   9:5
  8. Worms swarmed out of the body of this man, and whilst he lived in sorrow and pain, his flesh fell off, and the filthiness of his smell was noisome.   9:9
  9. He [Antiochus IV] himself could not now abide his own stench.   9:12
  10. But Machabeus and they that were with him, when he drew near, prayed to the Lord, sprinkling earth upon their heads and girding their loins with haircloth.   10:25
  11. There appeared to the enemies from heaven five men upon horses, comely with golden bridles, conducting the Jews.   10:29
  12. Others ... went to set fire to the towers and the gates, and to burn the blasphemers alive.   10:36
  13. There appeared at Jerusalem a horseman going before them in white clothing, with golden armour, shaking a spear.   11:8
  14. So they went on courageously, having a helper from Heaven ... They attacked the enemy like lions, killing 11,000 footmen, and 1600 horsemen.   11:10
  15. And having taken the city by the will of the Lord, he made an unspeakable slaughter, so that a pool adjoining of two furlongs broad seemed to run with the blood of the slain.   12:16
  16. Judas was vehemently earnest in punishing the profane, of whom he slew thirty thousand men.   12:23
  17. When they had invocated the Almighty, who with his power breaketh the strength of the enemies, they took the city; and slew five and twenty thousand of them that were within.   12:28
  18. They found under the coats of the 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
  19. It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.   12:48
  20. Their concern was less for their wives, and children, and for their brethren, and kinsfolks: but their greatest and principal fear was for the holiness of the temple.   15:18
  21. Thou, O Lord, who didst send thy angel ... and didst kill a hundred and eighty.   15:22
  22. So fighting with their hands, but praying to the Lord with their hearts, they slew no less than five and thirty thousand, being greatly cheered with the presence of God.   15:27
  23. Judas ... commanded that Nicanor's head, and his hand with the shoulder should be cut off, and carried to Jerusalem.   15:30
  24. He commanded also, that the tongue of the wicked Nicanor, should be cut out and given by pieces to birds, and the hand of the furious man to be hanged up over against the temple.   15:33
  25. And he hung up Nicanor's head in the top of the castle, that it might be an evident and manifest sign of the help of God.   15:35
  26. If I have done well, and as it becometh the history, it is what I desired: but if not so perfectly, it must be pardoned me.   15:39
  27. It is hurtful to drink always wine, or always water, but pleasant to use sometimes the one, and sometimes the other.   15:40

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