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1Esdr 0 0 The First Book of Esdras
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1Esdr 1 1 And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;
1Esdr 1 2 Having set the priests according to their daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, in the temple of the Lord.
1Esdr 1 3 And he spake unto the Levites, the holy ministers of Israel, that they should hallow themselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark of the Lord in the house that king Solomon the son of David had built:
1Esdr 1 4 And said, Ye shall no more bear the ark upon your shoulders: now therefore serve the Lord your God, and minister unto his people Israel, and prepare you after your families and kindreds,
1Esdr 1 5 According as David the king of Israel prescribed, and according to the magnificence of Solomon his son: and standing in the temple according to the several dignity of the families of you the Levites, who minister in the presence of your brethren the children of Israel,
1Esdr 1 6 Offer the passover in order, and make ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and keep the passover according to the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto Moses.
1Esdr 1 7 And unto the people that was found there Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and kids, and three thousand calves: these things were given of the king's allowance, according as he promised, to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites.
1Esdr 1 8 And Helkias, Zacharias, and Syelus, the governors of the temple, gave to the priests for the passover two thousand and six hundred sheep, and three hundred calves.
1Esdr 1 9 And Jeconias, and Samaias, and Nathanael his brother, and Assabias, and Ochiel, and Joram, captains over thousands, gave to the Levites for the passover five thousand sheep, and seven hundred calves.
1Esdr 1 10 And when these things were done, the priests and Levites, having the unleavened bread, stood in very comely order according to the kindreds,
1Esdr 1 11 And according to the several dignities of the fathers, before the people, to offer to the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses: and thus did they in the morning.
1Esdr 1 12 And they roasted the passover with fire, as appertaineth: as for the sacrifices, they sod them in brass pots and pans with a good savour,
1Esdr 1 13 And set them before all the people: and afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the priests their brethren, the sons of Aaron.
1Esdr 1 14 For the priests offered the fat until night: and the Levites prepared for themselves, and the priests their brethren, the sons of Aaron.
1Esdr 1 15 The holy singers also, the sons of Asaph, were in their order, according to the appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zacharias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's retinue.
1Esdr 1 16 Moreover the porters were at every gate; it was not lawful for any to go from his ordinary service: for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
1Esdr 1 17 Thus were the things that belonged to the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in that day, that they might hold the passover,
1Esdr 1 18 And offer sacrifices upon the altar of the Lord, according to the commandment of king Josias.
1Esdr 1 19 So the children of Israel which were present held the passover at that time, and the feast of sweet bread seven days.
1Esdr 1 20 And such a passover was not kept in Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel.
1Esdr 1 21 Yea, all the kings of Israel held not such a passover as Josias, and the priests, and the Levites, and the Jews, held with all Israel that were found dwelling at Jerusalem.
1Esdr 1 22 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josias was this passover kept.
1Esdr 1 23 And the works or Josias were upright before his Lord with an heart full of godliness.
1Esdr 1 24 As for the things that came to pass in his time, they were written in former times, concerning those that sinned, and did wickedly against the Lord above all people and kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceedingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up against Israel.
1Esdr 1 25 Now after all these acts of Josias it came to pass, that Pharaoh the king of Egypt came to raise war at Carchamis upon Euphrates: and Josias went out against him.
1Esdr 1 26 But the king of Egypt sent to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, O king of Judea?
1Esdr 1 27 I am not sent out from the Lord God against thee; for my war is upon Euphrates: and now the Lord is with me, yea, the Lord is with me hasting me forward: depart from me, and be not against the Lord.
1Esdr 1 28 Howbeit Josias did not turn back his chariot from him, but undertook to fight with him, not regarding the words of the prophet Jeremy spoken by the mouth of the Lord:
1Esdr 1 29 But joined battle with him in the plain of Magiddo, and the princes came against king Josias.
1Esdr 1 30 Then said the king unto his servants, Carry me away out of the battle; for I am very weak. And immediately his servants took him away out of the battle.
1Esdr 1 31 Then gat he up upon his second chariot; and being brought back to Jerusalem died, and was buried in his father's sepulchre.
1Esdr 1 32 And in all Jewry they mourned for Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for Josias, and the chief men with the women made lamentation for him unto this day: and this was given out for an ordinance to be done continually in all the nation of Israel.
1Esdr 1 33 These things are written in the book of the stories of the kings of Judah, and every one of the acts that Josias did, and his glory, and his understanding in the law of the Lord, and the things that he had done before, and the things now recited, are reported in the book of the kings of Israel and Judea.
1Esdr 1 34 And the people took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of Josias his father, when he was twenty and three years old.
1Esdr 1 35 And he reigned in Judea and in Jerusalem three months: and then the king of Egypt deposed him from reigning in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 1 36 And he set a tax upon the land of an hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
1Esdr 1 37 The king of Egypt also made king Joacim his brother king of Judea and Jerusalem.
1Esdr 1 38 And he bound Joacim and the nobles: but Zaraces his brother he apprehended, and brought him out of Egypt.
1Esdr 1 39 Five and twenty years old was Joacim when he was made king in the land of Judea and Jerusalem; and he did evil before the Lord.
1Esdr 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.
1Esdr 1 41 Nabuchodonosor also took of the holy vessels of the Lord, and carried them away, and set them in his own temple at Babylon.
1Esdr 1 42 But those things that are recorded of him, and of his uncleaness and impiety, are written in the chronicles of the kings.
1Esdr 1 43 And Joacim his son reigned in his stead: he was made king being eighteen years old;
1Esdr 1 44 And reigned but three months and ten days in Jerusalem; and did evil before the Lord.
1Esdr 1 45 So after a year Nabuchodonosor sent and caused him to be brought into Babylon with the holy vessels of the Lord;
1Esdr 1 46 And made Zedechias king of Judea and Jerusalem, when he was one and twenty years old; and he reigned eleven years:
1Esdr 1 47 And he did evil also in the sight of the Lord, and cared not for the words that were spoken unto him by the prophet Jeremy from the mouth of the Lord.
1Esdr 1 48 And after that king Nabuchodonosor had made him to swear by the name of the Lord, he forswore himself, and rebelled; and hardening his neck, his heart, he transgressed the laws of the Lord God of Israel.
1Esdr 1 49 The governors also of the people and of the priests did many things against the laws, and passed all the pollutions of all nations, and defiled the temple of the Lord, which was sanctified in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 1 50 Nevertheless the God of their fathers sent by his messenger to call them back, because he spared them and his tabernacle also.
1Esdr 1 51 But they had his messengers in derision; and, look, when the Lord spake unto them, they made a sport of his prophets:
1Esdr 1 52 So far forth, that he, being wroth with his people for their great ungodliness, commanded the kings of the Chaldees to come up against them;
1Esdr 1 53 Who slew their young men with the sword, yea, even within the compass of their holy temple, and spared neither young man nor maid, old man nor child, among them; for he delivered all into their hands.
1Esdr 1 54 And they took all the holy vessels of the Lord, both great and small, with the vessels of the ark of God, and the king's treasures, and carried them away into Babylon.
1Esdr 1 55 As for the house of the Lord, they burnt it, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem, and set fire upon her towers:
1Esdr 1 56 And as for her glorious things, they never ceased till they had consumed and brought them all to nought: and the people that were not slain with the sword he carried unto Babylon:
1Esdr 1 57 Who became servants to him and his children, till the Persians reigned, to fulfil the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremy:
1Esdr 1 58 Until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths, the whole time of her desolation shall she rest, until the full term of seventy years.
1Esdr 2 1 In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord might be accomplished, that he had promised by the mouth of Jeremy;
1Esdr 2 2 The Lord raised up the spirit of Cyrus the king of the Persians, and he made proclamation through all his kingdom, and also by writing,
1Esdr 2 3 Saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of the Persians; The Lord of Israel, the most high Lord, hath made me king of the whole world,
1Esdr 2 4 And commanded me to build him an house at Jerusalem in Jewry.
1Esdr 2 5 If therefore there be any of you that are of his people, let the Lord, even his Lord, be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem that is in Judea, and build the house of the Lord of Israel: for he is the Lord that dwelleth in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 2 6 Whosoever then dwell in the places about, let them help him, those, I say, that are his neighbours, with gold, and with silver,
1Esdr 2 7 With gifts, with horses, and with cattle, and other things, which have been set forth by vow, for the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem.
1Esdr 2 8 Then the chief of the families of Judea and of the tribe of Benjamin stood up; the priests also, and the Levites, and all they whose mind the Lord had moved to go up, and to build an house for the Lord at Jerusalem,
1Esdr 2 9 And they that dwelt round about them, and helped them in all things with silver and gold, with horses and cattle, and with very many free gifts of a great number whose minds were stirred up thereto.
1Esdr 2 10 King Cyrus also brought forth the holy vessels, which Nabuchodonosor had carried away from Jerusalem, and had set up in his temple of idols.
1Esdr 2 11 Now when Cyrus king of the Persians had brought them forth, he delivered them to Mithridates his treasurer:
1Esdr 2 12 And by him they were delivered to Sanabassar the governor of Judea.
1Esdr 2 13 And this was the number of them; A thousand golden cups, and a thousand of silver, censers of silver twenty nine, vials of gold thirty, and of silver two thousand four hundred and ten, and a thousand other vessels.
1Esdr 2 14 So all the vessels of gold and of silver, which were carried away, were five thousand four hundred threescore and nine.
1Esdr 2 15 These were brought back by Sanabassar, together with them of the captivity, from Babylon to Jerusalem.
1Esdr 2 16 But in the time of Artexerxes king of the Persians Belemus, and Mithridates, and Tabellius, and Rathumus, and Beeltethmus, and Semellius the secretary, with others that were in commission with them, dwelling in Samaria and other places, wrote unto him against them that dwelt in Judea and Jerusalem these letters following;
1Esdr 2 17 To king Artexerxes our lord, Thy servants, Rathumus the storywriter, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest of their council, and the judges that are in Celosyria and Phenice.
1Esdr 2 18 Be it now known to the lord king, that the Jews that are up from you to us, being come into Jerusalem, that rebellious and wicked city, do build the marketplaces, and repair the walls of it and do lay the foundation of the temple.
1Esdr 2 19 Now if this city and the walls thereof be made up again, they will not only refuse to give tribute, but also rebel against kings.
1Esdr 2 20 And forasmuch as the things pertaining to the temple are now in hand, we think it meet not to neglect such a matter,
1Esdr 2 21 But to speak unto our lord the king, to the intent that, if it be thy pleasure it may be sought out in the books of thy fathers:
1Esdr 2 22 And thou shalt find in the chronicles what is written concerning these things, and shalt understand that that city was rebellious, troubling both kings and cities:
1Esdr 2 23 And that the Jews were rebellious, and raised always wars therein; for the which cause even this city was made desolate.
1Esdr 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.
1Esdr 2 25 Then the king wrote back again to Rathumus the storywriter, to Beeltethmus, to Semellius the scribe, and to the rest that were in commission, and dwellers in Samaria and Syria and Phenice, after this manner;
1Esdr 2 26 I have read the epistle which ye have sent unto me: therefore I commanded to make diligent search, and it hath been found that that city was from the beginning practising against kings;
1Esdr 2 27 And the men therein were given to rebellion and war: and that mighty kings and fierce were in Jerusalem, who reigned and exacted tributes in Celosyria and Phenice.
1Esdr 2 28 Now therefore I have commanded to hinder those men from building the city, and heed to be taken that there be no more done in it;
1Esdr 2 29 And that those wicked workers proceed no further to the annoyance of kings,
1Esdr 2 30 Then king Artexerxes his letters being read, Rathumus, and Semellius the scribe, and the rest that were in commission with them, removing in haste toward Jerusalem with a troop of horsemen and a multitude of people in battle array, began to hinder the builders; and the building of the temple in Jerusalem ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians.
1Esdr 3 1 Now when Darius reigned, he made a great feast unto all his subjects, and unto all his household, and unto all the princes of Media and Persia,
1Esdr 3 2 And to all the governors and captains and lieutenants that were under him, from India unto Ethiopia, of an hundred twenty and seven provinces.
1Esdr 3 3 And when they had eaten and drunken, and being satisfied were gone home, then Darius the king went into his bedchamber, and slept, and soon after awaked.
1Esdr 3 4 Then three young men, that were of the guard that kept the king's body, spake one to another;
1Esdr 3 5 Let every one of us speak a sentence: he that shall overcome, and whose sentence shall seem wiser than the others, unto him shall the king Darius give great gifts, and great things in token of victory:
1Esdr 3 6 As, to be clothed in purple, to drink in gold, and to sleep upon gold, and a chariot with bridles of gold, and an headtire of fine linen, and a chain about his neck:
1Esdr 3 7 And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.
1Esdr 3 8 And then every one wrote his sentence, sealed it, and laid it under king Darius his pillow;
1Esdr 3 9 And said that, when the king is risen, some will give him the writings; and of whose side the king and the three princes of Persia shall judge that his sentence is the wisest, to him shall the victory be given, as was appointed.
1Esdr 3 10 The first wrote, Wine is the strongest.
1Esdr 3 11 The second wrote, The king is strongest.
1Esdr 3 12 The third wrote, Women are strongest: but above all things Truth beareth away the victory.
1Esdr 3 13 Now when the king was risen up, they took their writings, and delivered them unto him, and so he read them:
1Esdr 3 14 And sending forth he called all the princes of Persia and Media, and the governors, and the captains, and the lieutenants, and the chief officers;
1Esdr 3 15 And sat him down in the royal seat of judgment; and the writings were read before them.
1Esdr 3 16 And he said, Call the young men, and they shall declare their own sentences. So they were called, and came in.
1Esdr 3 17 And he said unto them, Declare unto us your mind concerning the writings. Then began the first, who had spoken of the strength of wine;
1Esdr 3 18 And he said thus, O ye men, how exceeding strong is wine! it causeth all men to err that drink it:
1Esdr 3 19 It maketh the mind of the king and of the fatherless child to be all one; of the bondman and of the freeman, of the poor man and of the rich:
1Esdr 3 20 It turneth also every thought into jollity and mirth, so that a man remembereth neither sorrow nor debt:
1Esdr 3 21 And it maketh every heart rich, so that a man remembereth neither king nor governor; and it maketh to speak all things by talents:
1Esdr 3 22 And when they are in their cups, they forget their love both to friends and brethren, and a little after draw out swords:
1Esdr 3 23 But when they are from the wine, they remember not what they have done.
1Esdr 3 24 O ye men, is not wine the strongest, that enforceth to do thus? And when he had so spoken, he held his peace.
1Esdr 4 1 Then the second, that had spoken of the strength of the king, began to say,
1Esdr 4 2 O ye men, do not men excel in strength that bear rule over sea and land and all things in them?
1Esdr 4 3 But yet the king is more mighty: for he is lord of all these things, and hath dominion over them; and whatsoever he commandeth them they do.
1Esdr 4 4 If he bid them make war the one against the other, they do it: if he send them out against the enemies, they go, and break down mountains walls and towers.
1Esdr 4 5 They slay and are slain, and transgress not the king's commandment: if they get the victory, they bring all to the king, as well the spoil, as all things else.
1Esdr 4 6 Likewise for those that are no soldiers, and have not to do with wars, but use husbundry, when they have reaped again that which they had sown, they bring it to the king, and compel one another to pay tribute unto the king.
1Esdr 4 7 And yet he is but one man: if he command to kill, they kill; if he command to spare, they spare;
1Esdr 4 8 If he command to smite, they smite; if he command to make desolate, they make desolate; if he command to build, they build;
1Esdr 4 9 If he command to cut down, they cut down; if he command to plant, they plant.
1Esdr 4 10 So all his people and his armies obey him: furthermore he lieth down, he eateth and drinketh, and taketh his rest:
1Esdr 4 11 And these keep watch round about him, neither may any one depart, and do his own business, neither disobey they him in any thing.
1Esdr 4 12 O ye men, how should not the king be mightiest, when in such sort he is obeyed? And he held his tongue.
1Esdr 4 13 Then the third, who had spoken of women, and of the truth, (this was Zorobabel) began to speak.
1Esdr 4 14 O ye men, it is not the great king, nor the multitude of men, neither is it wine, that excelleth; who is it then that ruleth them, or hath the lordship over them? are they not women?
1Esdr 4 15 Women have borne the king and all the people that bear rule by sea and land.
1Esdr 4 16 Even of them came they: and they nourished them up that planted the vineyards, from whence the wine cometh.
1Esdr 4 17 These also make garments for men; these bring glory unto men; and without women cannot men be.
1Esdr 4 18 Yea, and if men have gathered together gold and silver, or any other goodly thing, do they not love a woman which is comely in favour and beauty?
1Esdr 4 19 And letting all those things go, do they not gape, and even with open mouth fix their eyes fast on her; and have not all men more desire unto her than unto silver or gold, or any goodly thing whatsoever?
1Esdr 4 20 A man leaveth his own father that brought him up, and his own country, and cleaveth unto his wife.
1Esdr 4 21 He sticketh not to spend his life with his wife. and remembereth neither father, nor mother, nor country.
1Esdr 4 22 By this also ye must know that women have dominion over you: do ye not labour and toil, and give and bring all to the woman?
1Esdr 4 23 Yea, a man taketh his sword, and goeth his way to rob and to steal, to sail upon the sea and upon rivers;
1Esdr 4 24 And looketh upon a lion, and goeth in the darkness; and when he hath stolen, spoiled, and robbed, he bringeth it to his love.
1Esdr 4 25 Wherefore a man loveth his wife better than father or mother.
1Esdr 4 26 Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
1Esdr 4 27 Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women.
1Esdr 4 28 And now do ye not believe me? is not the king great in his power? do not all regions fear to touch him?
1Esdr 4 29 Yet did I see him and Apame the king's concubine, the daughter of the admirable Bartacus, sitting at the right hand of the king,
1Esdr 4 30 And taking the crown from the king's head, and setting it upon her own head; she also struck the king with her left hand.
1Esdr 4 31 And yet for all this the king gaped and gazed upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also: but if she took any displeasure at him, the king was fain to flatter, that she might be reconciled to him again.
1Esdr 4 32 O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?
1Esdr 4 33 Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth.
1Esdr 4 34 O ye men, are not women strong? great is the earth, high is the heaven, swift is the sun in his course, for he compasseth the heavens round about, and fetcheth his course again to his own place in one day.
1Esdr 4 35 Is he not great that maketh these things? therefore great is the truth, and stronger than all things.
1Esdr 4 36 All the earth crieth upon the truth, and the heaven blesseth it: all works shake and tremble at it, and with it is no unrighteous thing.
1Esdr 4 37 Wine is wicked, the king is wicked, women are wicked, all the children of men are wicked, and such are all their wicked works; and there is no truth in them; in their unrighteousness also they shall perish.
1Esdr 4 38 As for the truth, it endureth, and is alwaYs strong; it liveth and conquereth for evermore.
1Esdr 4 39 With her there is no accepting of persons or rewards; but she doeth the things that are just, and refraineth from all unjust and wicked things; and all men do well like of her works.
1Esdr 4 40 Neither in her judgment is any unrighteousness; and she is the strength, kingdom, power, and majesty, of all ages. Blessed be the God of truth.
1Esdr 4 41 And with that he held his peace. And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.
1Esdr 4 42 Then said the king unto him, Ask what thou wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it thee, because thou art found wisest; and thou shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.
1Esdr 4 43 Then said he unto the king, Remember thy vow, which thou hast vowed to build Jerusalem, in the day when thou camest to thy kingdom,
1Esdr 4 44 And to send away all the vessels that were taken away out of Jerusalem, which Cyrus set apart, when he vowed to destroy Babylon, and to send them again thither.
1Esdr 4 45 Thou also hast vowed to build up the temple, which the Edomites burned when Judea was made desolate by the Chaldees.
1Esdr 4 46 And now, O lord the king, this is that which I require, and which I desire of thee, and this is the princely liberality proceeding from thyself: I desire therefore that thou make good the vow, the performance whereof with thine own mouth thou hast vowed to the King of heaven.
1Esdr 4 47 Then Darius the king stood up, and kissed him, and wrote letters for him unto all the treasurers and lieutenants and captains and governors, that they should safely convey on their way both him, and all those that go up with him to build Jerusalem.
1Esdr 4 48 He wrote letters also unto the lieutenants that were in Celosyria and Phenice, and unto them in Libanus, that they should bring cedar wood from Libanus unto Jerusalem, and that they should build the city with him.
1Esdr 4 49 Moreover he wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry, concerning their freedom, that no officer, no ruler, no lieutenant, nor treasurer, should forcibly enter into their doors;
1Esdr 4 50 And that all the country which they hold should be free without tribute; and that the Edomites should give over the villages of the Jews which then they held:
1Esdr 4 51 Yea, that there should be yearly given twenty talents to the building of the temple, until the time that it were built;
1Esdr 4 52 And other ten talents yearly, to maintain the burnt offerings upon the altar every day, as they had a commandment to offer seventeen:
1Esdr 4 53 And that all they that went from Babylon to build the city should have free liberty, as well they as their posterity, and all the priests that went away.
1Esdr 4 54 He wrote also concerning. the charges, and the priests' vestments wherein they minister;
1Esdr 4 55 And likewise for the charges of the Levites, to be given them until the day that the house were finished, and Jerusalem builded up.
1Esdr 4 56 And he commanded to give to all that kept the city pensions and wages.
1Esdr 4 57 He sent away also all the vessels from Babylon, that Cyrus had set apart; and all that Cyrus had given in commandment, the same charged he also to be done, and sent unto Jerusalem.
1Esdr 4 58 Now when this young man was gone forth, he lifted up his face to heaven toward Jerusalem, and praised the King of heaven,
1Esdr 4 59 And said, From thee cometh victory, from thee cometh wisdom, and thine is the glory, and I am thy servant.
1Esdr 4 60 Blessed art thou, who hast given me wisdom: for to thee I give thanks, O Lord of our fathers.
1Esdr 4 61 And so he took the letters, and went out, and came unto Babylon, and told it all his brethren.
1Esdr 4 62 And they praised the God of their fathers, because he had given them freedom and liberty
1Esdr 4 63 To go up, and to build Jerusalem, and the temple which is called by his name: and they feasted with instruments of musick and gladness seven days.
1Esdr 5 1 After this were the principal men of the families chosen according to their tribes, to go up with their wives and sons and daughters, with their menservants and maidservants, and their cattle.
1Esdr 5 2 And Darius sent with them a thousand horsemen, till they had brought them back to Jerusalem safely, and with musical [instruments] tabrets and flutes.
1Esdr 5 3 And all their brethren played, and he made them go up together with them.
1Esdr 5 4 And these are the names of the men which went up, according to their families among their tribes, after their several heads.
1Esdr 5 5 The priests, the sons of Phinees the son of Aaron: Jesus the son of Josedec, the son of Saraias, and Joacim the son of Zorobabel, the son of Salathiel, of the house of David, out of the kindred of Phares, of the tribe of Judah;
1Esdr 5 6 Who spake wise sentences before Darius the king of Persia in the second year of his reign, in the month Nisan, which is the first month.
1Esdr 5 7 And these are they of Jewry that came up from the captivity, where they dwelt as strangers, whom Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon.
1Esdr 5 8 And they returned unto Jerusalem, and to the other parts of Jewry, every man to his own city, who came with Zorobabel, with Jesus, Nehemias, and Zacharias, and Reesaias, Enenius, Mardocheus. Beelsarus, Aspharasus, Reelius, Roimus, and Baana, their guides.
1Esdr 5 9 The number of them of the nation, and their governors, sons of Phoros, two thousand an hundred seventy and two; the sons of Saphat, four hundred seventy and two:
1Esdr 5 10 The sons of Ares, seven hundred fifty and six:
1Esdr 5 11 The sons of Phaath Moab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve:
1Esdr 5 12 The sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four: the sons of Zathul, nine hundred forty and five: the sons of Corbe, seven hundred and five: the sons of Bani, six hundred forty and eight:
1Esdr 5 13 The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three: the sons of Sadas, three thousand two hundred twenty and two:
1Esdr 5 14 The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and seven: the sons of Bagoi, two thousand sixty and six: the sons of Adin, four hundred fifty and four:
1Esdr 5 15 The sons of Aterezias, ninety and two: the sons of Ceilan and Azetas threescore and seven: the sons of Azuran, four hundred thirty and two:
1Esdr 5 16 The sons of Ananias, an hundred and one: the sons of Arom, thirty two: and the sons of Bassa, three hundred twenty and three: the sons of Azephurith, an hundred and two:
1Esdr 5 17 The sons of Meterus, three thousand and five: the sons of Bethlomon, an hundred twenty and three:
1Esdr 5 18 They of Netophah, fifty and five: they of Anathoth, an hundred fifty and eight: they of Bethsamos, forty and two:
1Esdr 5 19 They of Kiriathiarius, twenty and five: they of Caphira and Beroth, seven hundred forty and three: they of Pira, seven hundred:
1Esdr 5 20 They of Chadias and Ammidoi, four hundred twenty and two: they of Cirama and Gabdes, six hundred twenty and one:
1Esdr 5 21 They of Macalon, an hundred twenty and two: they of Betolius, fifty and two: the sons of Nephis, an hundred fifty and six:
1Esdr 5 22 The sons of Calamolalus and Onus, seven hundred twenty and five: the sons of Jerechus, two hundred forty and five:
1Esdr 5 23 The sons of Annas, three thousand three hundred and thirty.
1Esdr 5 24 The priests: the sons of Jeddu, the son of Jesus among the sons of Sanasib, nine hundred seventy and two: the sons of Meruth, a thousand fifty and two:
1Esdr 5 25 The sons of Phassaron, a thousand forty and seven: the sons of Carme, a thousand and seventeen.
1Esdr 5 26 The Levites: the sons of Jessue, and Cadmiel, and Banuas, and Sudias, seventy and four.
1Esdr 5 27 The holy singers: the sons of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
1Esdr 5 28 The porters: the sons of Salum, the sons of Jatal, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Dacobi, the sons of Teta, the sons of Sami, in all an hundred thirty and nine.
1Esdr 5 29 The servants of the temple: the sons of Esau, the sons of Asipha, the sons of Tabaoth, the sons of Ceras, the sons of Sud, the sons of Phaleas, the sons of Labana, the sons of Graba,
1Esdr 5 30 The sons of Acua, the sons of Uta, the sons of Cetab, the sons of Agaba, the sons of Subai, the sons of Anan, the sons of Cathua, the sons of Geddur,
1Esdr 5 31 The sons of Airus, the sons of Daisan, the sons of Noeba, the sons of Chaseba, the sons of Gazera, the sons of Azia, the sons of Phinees, the sons of Azare, the sons of Bastai, the sons of Asana, the sons of Meani, the sons of Naphisi, the sons of Acub, the sons of Acipha, the sons of Assur, the sons of Pharacim, the sons of Basaloth,
1Esdr 5 32 The sons of Meeda, the sons of Coutha, the sons of Charea, the sons of Charcus, the sons of Aserer, the sons of Thomoi, the sons of Nasith, the sons of Atipha.
1Esdr 5 33 The sons of the servants of Solomon: the sons of Azaphion, the sons of Pharira, the sons of Jeeli, the sons of Lozon, the sons of Israel, the sons of Sapheth,
1Esdr 5 34 The sons of Hagia, the sons of Pharacareth, the sons of Sabi, the sons of Sarothie, the sons of Masias, the sons of Gar, the sons of Addus, the sons of Suba, the sons of Apherra, the sons of Barodis, the sons of Sabat, the sons of Allom.
1Esdr 5 35 All the ministers of the temple, and the sons of the servants of Solomon, were three hundred seventy and two.
1Esdr 5 36 These came up from Thermeleth and Thelersas, Charaathalar leading them, and Aalar;
1Esdr 5 37 Neither could they shew their families, nor their stock, how they were of Israel: the sons of Ladan, the son of Ban, the sons of Necodan, six hundred fifty and two.
1Esdr 5 38 And of the priests that usurped the office of the priesthood, and were not found: the sons of Obdia, the sons of Accoz, the sons of Addus, who married Augia one of the daughters of Barzelus, and was named after his name.
1Esdr 5 39 And when the description of the kindred of these men was sought in the register, and was not found, they were removed from executing the office of the priesthood:
1Esdr 5 40 For unto them said Nehemias and Atharias, that they should not be partakers of the holy things, till there arose up an high priest clothed with doctrine and truth.
1Esdr 5 41 So of Israel, from them of twelve years old and upward, they were all in number forty thousand, beside menservants and womenservants two thousand three hundred and sixty.
1Esdr 5 42 Their menservants and handmaids were seven thousand three hundred forty and seven: the singing men and singing women, two hundred forty and five:
1Esdr 5 43 Four hundred thirty and five camels, seven thousand thirty and six horses, two hundred forty and five mules, five thousand five hundred twenty and five beasts used to the yoke.
1Esdr 5 44 And certain of the chief of their families, when they came to the temple of God that is in Jerusalem, vowed to set up the house again in his own place according to their ability,
1Esdr 5 45 And to give into the holy treasury of the works a thousand pounds of gold, five thousand of silver, and an hundred priestly vestments.
1Esdr 5 46 And so dwelt the priests and the Levites and the people in Jerusalem, and in the country, the singers also and the porters; and all Israel in their villages.
1Esdr 5 47 But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1Esdr 5 48 Then stood up Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren the priests and Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and his brethren, and made ready the altar of the God of Israel,
1Esdr 5 49 To offer burnt sacrifices upon it, according as it is expressly commanded in the book of Moses the man of God.
1Esdr 5 50 And there were gathered unto them out of the other nations of the land, and they erected the altar upon his own place, because all the nations of the land were at enmity with them, and oppressed them; and they offered sacrifices according to the time, and burnt offerings to the Lord both morning and evening.
1Esdr 5 51 Also they held the feast of tabernacles, as it is commanded in the law, and offered sacrifices daily, as was meet:
1Esdr 5 52 And after that, the continual oblations, and the sacrifice of the sabbaths, and of the new moons, and of all holy feasts.
1Esdr 5 53 And all they that had made any vow to God began to offer sacrifices to God from the first day of the seventh month, although the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
1Esdr 5 54 And they gave unto the masons and carpenters money, meat, and drink, with cheerfulness.
1Esdr 5 55 Unto them of Zidon also and Tyre they gave carrs, that they should bring cedar trees from Libanus, which should be brought by floats to the haven of Joppa, according as it was commanded them by Cyrus king of the Persians.
1Esdr 5 56 And in the second year and second month after his coming to the temple of God at Jerusalem began Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and their brethren, and the priests, and the Levites, and all they that were come unto Jerusalem out of the captivity:
1Esdr 5 57 And they laid the foundation of the house of God in the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come to Jewry and Jerusalem.
1Esdr 5 58 And they appointed the Levites from twenty years old over the works of the Lord. Then stood up Jesus, and his sons and brethren, and Cadmiel his brother, and the sons of Madiabun, with the sons of Joda the son of Eliadun, with their sons and brethren, all Levites, with one accord setters forward of the business, labouring to advance the works in the house of God. So the workmen built the temple of the Lord.
1Esdr 5 59 And the priests stood arrayed in their vestments with musical instruments and trumpets; and the Levites the sons of Asaph had cymbals,
1Esdr 5 60 Singing songs of thanksgiving, and praising the Lord, according as David the king of Israel had ordained.
1Esdr 5 61 And they sung with loud voices songs to the praise of the Lord, because his mercy and glory is for ever in all Israel.
1Esdr 5 62 And all the people sounded trumpets, and shouted with a loud voice, singing songs of thanksgiving unto the Lord for the rearing up of the house of the Lord.
1Esdr 5 63 Also of the priests and Levites, and of the chief of their families, the ancients who had seen the former house came to the building of this with weeping and great crying.
1Esdr 5 64 But many with trumpets and joy shouted with loud voice,
1Esdr 5 65 Insomuch that the trumpets might not be heard for the weeping of the people: yet the multitude sounded marvellously, so that it was heard afar off.
1Esdr 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.
1Esdr 5 67 And they perceived that they that were of the captivity did build the temple unto the Lord God of Israel.
1Esdr 5 68 So they went to Zorobabel and Jesus, and to the chief of the families, and said unto them, We will build together with you.
1Esdr 5 69 For we likewise, as ye, do obey your Lord, and do sacrifice unto him from the days of Azbazareth the king of the Assyrians, who brought us hither.
1Esdr 5 70 Then Zorobabel and Jesus and the chief of the families of Israel said unto them, It is not for us and you to build together an house unto the Lord our God.
1Esdr 5 71 We ourselves alone will build unto the Lord of Israel, according as Cyrus the king of the Persians hath commanded us.
1Esdr 5 72 But the heathen of the land lying heavy upon the inhabitants of Judea, and holding them strait, hindered their building;
1Esdr 5 73 And by their secret plots, and popular persuasions and commotions, they hindered the finishing of the building all the time that king Cyrus lived: so they were hindered from building for the space of two years, until the reign of Darius.
1Esdr 6 1 Now in the second year of the reign of Darius Aggeus and Zacharias the son of Addo, the prophets, prophesied unto the Jews in Jewry and Jerusalem in the name of the Lord God of Israel, which was upon them.
1Esdr 6 2 Then stood up Zorobabel the son of Salatiel, and Jesus the son of Josedec, and began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, the prophets of the Lord being with them, and helping them.
1Esdr 6 3 At the same time came unto them Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, with Sathrabuzanes and his companions, and said unto them,
1Esdr 6 4 By whose appointment do ye build this house and this roof, and perform all the other things? and who are the workmen that perform these things?
1Esdr 6 5 Nevertheless the elders of the Jews obtained favour, because the Lord had visited the captivity;
1Esdr 6 6 And they were not hindered from building, until such time as signification was given unto Darius concerning them, and an answer received.
1Esdr 6 7 The copy of the letters which Sisinnes, governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions, rulers in Syria and Phenice, wrote and sent unto Darius; To king Darius, greeting:
1Esdr 6 8 Let all things be known unto our lord the king, that being come into the country of Judea, and entered into the city of Jerusalem we found in the city of Jerusalem the ancients of the Jews that were of the captivity
1Esdr 6 9 Building an house unto the Lord, great and new, of hewn and costly stones, and the timber already laid upon the walls.
1Esdr 6 10 And those works are done with great speed, and the work goeth on prosperously in their hands, and with all glory and diligence is it made.
1Esdr 6 11 Then asked we these elders, saying, By whose commandment build ye this house, and lay the foundations of these works?
1Esdr 6 12 Therefore to the intent that we might give knowledge unto thee by writing, we demanded of them who were the chief doers, and we required of them the names in writing of their principal men.
1Esdr 6 13 So they gave us this answer, We are the servants of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
1Esdr 6 14 And as for this house, it was builded many years ago by a king of Israel great and strong, and was finished.
1Esdr 6 15 But when our fathers provoked God unto wrath, and sinned against the Lord of Israel which is in heaven, he gave them over into the power of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, of the Chaldees;
1Esdr 6 16 Who pulled down the house, and burned it, and carried away the people captives unto Babylon.
1Esdr 6 17 But in the first year that king Cyrus reigned over the country of Babylon Cyrus the king wrote to build up this house.
1Esdr 6 18 And the holy vessels of gold and of silver, that Nabuchodonosor had carried away out of the house at Jerusalem, and had set them in his own temple those Cyrus the king brought forth again out of the temple at Babylon, and they were delivered to Zorobabel and to Sanabassarus the ruler,
1Esdr 6 19 With commandment that he should carry away the same vessels, and put them in the temple at Jerusalem; and that the temple of the Lord should be built in his place.
1Esdr 6 20 Then the same Sanabassarus, being come hither, laid the foundations of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem; and from that time to this being still a building, it is not yet fully ended.
1Esdr 6 21 Now therefore, if it seem good unto the king, let search be made among the records of king Cyrus:
1Esdr 6 22 And if it be found that the building of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem hath been done with the consent of king Cyrus, and if our lord the king be so minded, let him signify unto us thereof.
1Esdr 6 23 Then commanded king Darius to seek among the records at Babylon: and so at Ecbatane the palace, which is in the country of Media, there was found a roll wherein these things were recorded.
1Esdr 6 24 In the first year of the reign of Cyrus king Cyrus commanded that the house of the Lord at Jerusalem should be built again, where they do sacrifice with continual fire:
1Esdr 6 25 Whose height shall be sixty cubits and the breadth sixty cubits, with three rows of hewn stones, and one row of new wood of that country; and the expences thereof to be given out of the house of king Cyrus:
1Esdr 6 26 And that the holy vessels of the house of the Lord, both of gold and silver, that Nabuchodonosor took out of the house at Jerusalem, and brought to Babylon, should be restored to the house at Jerusalem, and be set in the place where they were before.
1Esdr 6 27 And also he commanded that Sisinnes the governor of Syria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, and their companions, and those which were appointed rulers in Syria and Phenice, should be careful not to meddle with the place, but suffer Zorobabel, the servant of the Lord, and governor of Judea, and the elders of the Jews, to build the house of the Lord in that place.
1Esdr 6 28 I have commanded also to have it built up whole again; and that they look diligently to help those that be of the captivity of the Jews, till the house of the Lord be finished:
1Esdr 6 29 And out of the tribute of Celosyria and Phenice a portion carefully to be given these men for the sacrifices of the Lord, that is, to Zorobabel the governor, for bullocks, and rams, and lambs;
1Esdr 6 30 And also corn, salt, wine, and oil, and that continually every year without further question, according as the priests that be in Jerusalem shall signify to be daily spent:
1Esdr 6 31 That offerings may be made to the most high God for the king and for his children, and that they may pray for their lives.
1Esdr 6 32 And he commanded that whosoever should transgress, yea, or make light of any thing afore spoken or written, out of his own house should a tree be taken, and he thereon be hanged, and all his goods seized for the king.
1Esdr 6 33 The Lord therefore, whose name is there called upon, utterly destroy every king and nation, that stretcheth out his hand to hinder or endamage that house of the Lord in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 6 34 I Darius the king have ordained that according unto these things it be done with diligence.
1Esdr 7 1 Then Sisinnes the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, and Sathrabuzanes, with their companions following the commandments of king Darius,
1Esdr 7 2 Did very carefully oversee the holy works, assisting the ancients of the Jews and governors of the temple.
1Esdr 7 3 And so the holy works prospered, when Aggeus and Zacharias the prophets prophesied.
1Esdr 7 4 And they finished these things by the commandment of the Lord God of Israel, and with the consent of Cyrus, Darius, and Artexerxes, kings of Persia.
1Esdr 7 5 And thus was the holy house finished in the three and twentieth day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of Darius king of the Persians
1Esdr 7 6 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and others that were of the captivity, that were added unto them, did according to the things written in the book of Moses.
1Esdr 7 7 And to the dedication of the temple of the Lord they offered an hundred bullocks two hundred rams, four hundred lambs;
1Esdr 7 8 And twelve goats for the sin of all Israel, according to the number of the chief of the tribes of Israel.
1Esdr 7 9 The priests also and the Levites stood arrayed in their vestments, according to their kindreds, in the service of the Lord God of Israel, according to the book of Moses: and the porters at every gate.
1Esdr 7 10 And the children of Israel that were of the captivity held the passover the fourteenth day of the first month, after that the priests and the Levites were sanctified.
1Esdr 7 11 They that were of the captivity were not all sanctified together: but the Levites were all sanctified together.
1Esdr 7 12 And so they offered the passover for all them of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
1Esdr 7 13 And the children of Israel that came out of the captivity did eat, even all they that had separated themselves from the abominations of the people of the land, and sought the Lord.
1Esdr 7 14 And they kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days, making merry before the Lord,
1Esdr 7 15 For that he had turned the counsel of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the works of the Lord God of Israel.
1Esdr 8 1 And after these things, when Artexerxes the king of the Persians reigned came Esdras the son of Saraias, the son of Ezerias, the son of Helchiah, the son of Salum,
1Esdr 8 2 The son of Sadduc, the son of Achitob, the son of Amarias, the son of Ezias, the son of Meremoth, the son of Zaraias, the son of Savias, the son of Boccas, the son of Abisum, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest.
1Esdr 8 3 This Esdras went up from Babylon, as a scribe, being very ready in the law of Moses, that was given by the God of Israel.
1Esdr 8 4 And the king did him honour: for he found grace in his sight in all his requests.
1Esdr 8 5 There went up with him also certain of the children of Israel, of the priest of the Levites, of the holy singers, porters, and ministers of the temple, unto Jerusalem,
1Esdr 8 6 In the seventh year of the reign of Artexerxes, in the fifth month, this was the king's seventh year; for they went from Babylon in the first day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem, according to the prosperous journey which the Lord gave them.
1Esdr 8 7 For Esdras had very great skill, so that he omitted nothing of the law and commandments of the Lord, but taught all Israel the ordinances and judgments.
1Esdr 8 8 Now the copy of the commission, which was written from Artexerxes the king, and came to Esdras the priest and reader of the law of the Lord, is this that followeth;
1Esdr 8 9 King Artexerxes unto Esdras the priest and reader of the law of the Lord sendeth greeting:
1Esdr 8 10 Having determined to deal graciously, I have given order, that such of the nation of the Jews, and of the priests and Levites being within our realm, as are willing and desirous should go with thee unto Jerusalem.
1Esdr 8 11 As many therefore as have a mind thereunto, let them depart with thee, as it hath seemed good both to me and my seven friends the counsellors;
1Esdr 8 12 That they may look unto the affairs of Judea and Jerusalem, agreeably to that which is in the law of the Lord;
1Esdr 8 13 And carry the gifts unto the Lord of Israel to Jerusalem, which I and my friends have vowed, and all the gold and silver that in the country of Babylon can be found, to the Lord in Jerusalem,
1Esdr 8 14 With that also which is given of the people for the temple of the Lord their God at Jerusalem: and that silver and gold may be collected for bullocks, rams, and lambs, and things thereunto appertaining;
1Esdr 8 15 To the end that they may offer sacrifices unto the Lord upon the altar of the Lord their God, which is in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 8 16 And whatsoever thou and thy brethren will do with the silver and gold, that do, according to the will of thy God.
1Esdr 8 17 And the holy vessels of the Lord, which are given thee for the use of the temple of thy God, which is in Jerusalem, thou shalt set before thy God in Jerusalem.
1Esdr 8 18 And whatsoever thing else thou shalt remember for the use of the temple of thy God, thou shalt give it out of the king's treasury.
1Esdr 8 19 And I king Artexerxes have also commanded the keepers of the treasures in Syria and Phenice, that whatsoever Esdras the priest and the reader of the law of the most high God shall send for, they should give it him with speed,
1Esdr 8 20 To the sum of an hundred talents of silver, likewise also of wheat even to an hundred cors, and an hundred pieces of wine, and other things in abundance.
1Esdr 8 21 Let all things be performed after the law of God diligently unto the most high God, that wrath come not upon the kingdom of the king and his sons.
1Esdr 8 22 I command you also, that ye require no tax, nor any other imposition, of any of the priests, or Levites, or holy singers, or porters, or ministers of the temple, or of any that have doings in this temple, and that no man have authority to impose any thing upon them.
1Esdr 8 23 And thou, Esdras, according to the wisdom of God ordain judges and justices, that they may judge in all Syria and Phenice all those that know the law of thy God; and those that know it not thou shalt teach.
1Esdr 8 24 And whosoever shall transgress the law of thy God, and of the king, shall be punished diligently, whether it be by death, or other punishment, by penalty of money, or by imprisonment.
1Esdr 8 25 Then said Esdras the scribe, Blessed be the only Lord God of my fathers, who hath put these things into the heart of the king, to glorify his house that is in Jerusalem:
1Esdr 8 26 And hath honoured me in the sight of the king, and his counsellors, and all his friends and nobles.
1Esdr 8 27 Therefore was I encouraged by the help of the Lord my God, and gathered together men of Israel to go up with me.
1Esdr 8 28 And these are the chief according to their families and several dignities, that went up with me from Babylon in the reign of king Artexerxes:
1Esdr 8 29 Of the sons of Phinees, Gerson: of the sons of Ithamar, Gamael: of the sons of David, Lettus the son of Sechenias:
1Esdr 8 30 Of the sons of Pharez, Zacharias; and with him were counted an hundred and fifty men:
1Esdr 8 31 Of the sons of Pahath Moab, Eliaonias, the son of Zaraias, and with him two hundred men:
1Esdr 8 32 Of the sons of Zathoe, Sechenias the son of Jezelus, and with him three hundred men: of the sons of Adin, Obeth the son of Jonathan, and with him two hundred and fifty men:
1Esdr 8 33 Of the sons of Elam, Josias son of Gotholias, and with him seventy men:
1Esdr 8 34 Of the sons of Saphatias, Zaraias son of Michael, and with him threescore and ten men:
1Esdr 8 35 Of the sons of Joab, Abadias son of Jezelus, and with him two hundred and twelve men:
1Esdr 8 36 Of the sons of Banid, Assalimoth son of Josaphias, and with him an hundred and threescore men:
1Esdr 8 37 Of the sons of Babi, Zacharias son of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight men:
1Esdr 8 38 Of the sons of Astath, Johannes son of Acatan, and with him an hundred and ten men:
1Esdr 8 39 Of the sons of Adonikam the last, and these are the names of them, Eliphalet, Jewel, and Samaias, and with them seventy men:
1Esdr 8 40 Of the sons of Bago, Uthi the son of Istalcurus, and with him seventy men.
1Esdr 8 41 And these I gathered together to the river called Theras, where we pitched our tents three days: and then I surveyed them.
1Esdr 8 42 But when I had found there none of the priests and Levites,
1Esdr 8 43 Then sent I unto Eleazar, and Iduel, and Masman,
1Esdr 8 44 And Alnathan, and Mamaias, and Joribas, and Nathan, Eunatan, Zacharias, and Mosollamon, principal men and learned.
1Esdr 8 45 And I bade them that they should go unto Saddeus the captain, who was in the place of the treasury:
1Esdr 8 46 And commanded them that they should speak unto Daddeus, and to his brethren, and to the treasurers in that place, to send us such men as might execute the priests' office in the house of the Lord.
1Esdr 8 47 And by the mighty hand of our Lord they brought unto us skilful men of the sons of Moli the son of Levi, the son of Israel, Asebebia, and his sons, and his brethren, who were eighteen.
1Esdr 8 48 And Asebia, and Annus, and Osaias his brother, of the sons of Channuneus, and their sons, were twenty men.
1Esdr 8 49 And of the servants of the temple whom David had ordained, and the principal men for the service of the Levites to wit, the servants of the temple two hundred and twenty, the catalogue of whose names were shewed.
1Esdr 8 50 And there I vowed a fast unto the young men before our Lord, to desire of him a prosperous journey both for us and them that were with us, for our children, and for the cattle:
1Esdr 8 51 For I was ashamed to ask the king footmen, and horsemen, and conduct for safeguard against our adversaries.
1Esdr 8 52 For we had said unto the king, that the power of the Lord our God should be with them that seek him, to support them in all ways.
1Esdr 8 53 And again we besought our Lord as touching these things, and found him favourable unto us.
1Esdr 8 54 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Esebrias, and Assanias, and ten men of their brethren with them:
1Esdr 8 55 And I weighed them the gold, and the silver, and the holy vessels of the house of our Lord, which the king, and his council, and the princes, and all Israel, had given.
1Esdr 8 56 And when I had weighed it, I delivered unto them six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels of an hundred talents, and an hundred talents of gold,
1Esdr 8 57 And twenty golden vessels, and twelve vessels of brass, even of fine brass, glittering like gold.
1Esdr 8 58 And I said unto them, Both ye are holy unto the Lord, and the vessels are holy, and the gold and the silver is a vow unto the Lord, the Lord of our fathers.
1Esdr 8 59 Watch ye, and keep them till ye deliver them to the chief of the priests and Levites, and to the principal men of the families of Israel, in Jerusalem, into the chambers of the house of our God.
1Esdr 8 60 So the priests and the Levites, who had received the silver and the gold and the vessels, brought them unto Jerusalem, into the temple of the Lord.
1Esdr 8 61 And from the river Theras we departed the twelfth day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem by the mighty hand of our Lord, which was with us: and from the beginning of our journey the Lord delivered us from every enemy, and so we came to Jerusalem.
1Esdr 8 62 And when we had been there three days, the gold and silver that was weighed was delivered in the house of our Lord on the fourth day unto Marmoth the priest the son of Iri.
1Esdr 8 63 And with him was Eleazar the son of Phinees, and with them were Josabad the son of Jesu and Moeth the son of Sabban, Levites: all was delivered them by number and weight.
1Esdr 8 64 And all the weight of them was written up the same hour.
1Esdr 8 65 Moreover they that were come out of the captivity offered sacrifice unto the Lord God of Israel, even twelve bullocks for all Israel, fourscore and sixteen rams,
1Esdr 8 66 Threescore and twelve lambs, goats for a peace offering, twelve; all of them a sacrifice to the Lord.
1Esdr 8 67 And they delivered the king's commandments unto the king's stewards' and to the governors of Celosyria and Phenice; and they honoured the people and the temple of God.
1Esdr 8 68 Now when these things were done, the rulers came unto me, and said,
1Esdr 8 69 The nation of Israel, the princes, the priests and Levites, have not put away from them the strange people of the land, nor the pollutions of the Gentiles to wit, of the Canaanites, Hittites, Pheresites, Jebusites, and the Moabites, Egyptians, and Edomites.
1Esdr 8 70 For both they and their sons have married with their daughters, and the holy seed is mixed with the strange people of the land; and from the beginning of this matter the rulers and the great men have been partakers of this iniquity.
1Esdr 8 71 And as soon as I had heard these things, I rent my clothes, and the holy garment, and pulled off the hair from off my head and beard, and sat me down sad and very heavy.
1Esdr 8 72 So all they that were then moved at the word of the Lord God of Israel assembled unto me, whilst I mourned for the iniquity: but I sat still full of heaviness until the evening sacrifice.
1Esdr 8 73 Then rising up from the fast with my clothes and the holy garment rent, and bowing my knees, and stretching forth my hands unto the Lord,
1Esdr 8 74 I said, O Lord, I am confounded and ashamed before thy face;
1Esdr 8 75 For our sins are multiplied above our heads, and our ignorances have reached up unto heaven.
1Esdr 8 76 For ever since the time of our fathers we have been and are in great sin, even unto this day.
1Esdr 8 77 And for our sins and our fathers' we with our brethren and our kings and our priests were given up unto the kings of the earth, to the sword, and to captivity, and for a prey with shame, unto this day.
1Esdr 8 78 And now in some measure hath mercy been shewed unto us from thee, O Lord, that there should be left us a root and a name in the place of thy sanctuary;
1Esdr 8 79 And to discover unto us a light in the house of the Lord our God, and to give us food in the time of our servitude.
1Esdr 8 80 Yea, when we were in bondage, we were not forsaken of our Lord; but he made us gracious before the kings of Persia, so that they gave us food;
1Esdr 8 81 Yea, and honoured the temple of our Lord, and raised up the desolate Sion, that they have given us a sure abiding in Jewry and Jerusalem.
1Esdr 8 82 And now, O Lord, what shall we say, having these things? for we have transgressed thy commandments, which thou gavest by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying,
1Esdr 8 83 That the land, which ye enter into to possess as an heritage, is a land polluted with the pollutions of the strangers of the land, and they have filled it with their uncleanness.
1Esdr 8 84 Therefore now shall ye not join your daughters unto their sons, neither shall ye take their daughters unto your sons.
1Esdr 8 85 Moreover ye shall never seek to have peace with them, that ye may be strong, and eat the good things of the land, and that ye may leave the inheritance of the land unto your children for evermore.
1Esdr 8 86 And all that is befallen is done unto us for our wicked works and great sins; for thou, O Lord, didst make our sins light,
1Esdr 8 87 And didst give unto us such a root: but we have turned back again to transgress thy law, and to mingle ourselves with the uncleanness of the nations of the land.
1Esdr 8 88 Mightest not thou be angry with us to destroy us, till thou hadst left us neither root, seed, nor name?
1Esdr 8 89 O Lord of Israel, thou art true: for we are left a root this day.
1Esdr 8 90 Behold, now are we before thee in our iniquities, for we cannot stand any longer by reason of these things before thee.
1Esdr 8 91 And as Esdras in his prayer made his confession, weeping, and lying flat upon the ground before the temple, there gathered unto him from Jerusalem a very great multitude of men and women and children: for there was great weeping among the multitude.
1Esdr 8 92 Then Jechonias the son of Jeelus, one of the sons of Israel, called out, and said, O Esdras, we have sinned against the Lord God, we have married strange women of the nations of the land, and now is all Israel aloft.
1Esdr 8 93 Let us make an oath to the Lord, that we will put away all our wives, which we have taken of the heathen, with their children,
1Esdr 8 94 Like as thou hast decreed, and as many as do obey the law of the Lord.
1Esdr 8 95 Arise and put in execution: for to thee doth this matter appertain, and we will be with thee: do valiantly.
1Esdr 8 96 So Esdras arose, and took an oath of the chief of the priests and Levites of all Israel to do after these things; and so they sware.
1Esdr 9 1 Then Esdras rising from the court of the temple went to the chamber of Joanan the son of Eliasib,
1Esdr 9 2 And remained there, and did eat no meat nor drink water, mourning for the great iniquities of the multitude.
1Esdr 9 3 And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and Jerusalem to all them that were of the captivity, that they should be gathered together at Jerusalem:
1Esdr 9 4 And that whosoever met not there within two or three days according as the elders that bare rule appointed, their cattle should be seized to the use of the temple, and himself cast out from them that were of the captivity.
1Esdr 9 5 And in three days were all they of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem the twentieth day of the ninth month.
1Esdr 9 6 And all the multitude sat trembling in the broad court of the temple because of the present foul weather.
1Esdr 9 7 So Esdras arose up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed the law in marrying strange wives, thereby to increase the sins of Israel.
1Esdr 9 8 And now by confessing give glory unto the Lord God of our fathers,
1Esdr 9 9 And do his will, and separate yourselves from the heathen of the land, and from the strange women.
1Esdr 9 10 Then cried the whole multitude, and said with a loud voice, Like as thou hast spoken, so will we do.
1Esdr 9 11 But forasmuch as the people are many, and it is foul weather, so that we cannot stand without, and this is not a work of a day or two, seeing our sin in these things is spread far:
1Esdr 9 12 Therefore let the rulers of the multitude stay, and let all them of our habitations that have strange wives come at the time appointed,
1Esdr 9 13 And with them the rulers and judges of every place, till we turn away the wrath of the Lord from us for this matter.
1Esdr 9 14 Then Jonathan the son of Azael and Ezechias the son of Theocanus accordingly took this matter upon them: and Mosollam and Levis and Sabbatheus helped them.
1Esdr 9 15 And they that were of the captivity did according to all these things.
1Esdr 9 16 And Esdras the priest chose unto him the principal men of their families, all by name: and in the first day of the tenth month they sat together to examine the matter.
1Esdr 9 17 So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
1Esdr 9 18 And of the priests that were come together, and had strange wives, there were found:
1Esdr 9 19 Of the sons of Jesus the son of Josedec, and his brethren; Matthelas and Eleazar, and Joribus and Joadanus.
1Esdr 9 20 And they gave their hands to put away their wives and to offer rams to make reconcilement for their errors.
1Esdr 9 21 And of the sons of Emmer; Ananias, and Zabdeus, and Eanes, and Sameius, and Hiereel, and Azarias.
1Esdr 9 22 And of the sons of Phaisur; Elionas, Massias Israel, and Nathanael, and Ocidelus and Talsas.
1Esdr 9 23 And of the Levites; Jozabad, and Semis, and Colius, who was called Calitas, and Patheus, and Judas, and Jonas.
1Esdr 9 24 Of the holy singers; Eleazurus, Bacchurus.
1Esdr 9 25 Of the porters; Sallumus, and Tolbanes.
1Esdr 9 26 Of them of Israel, of the sons of Phoros; Hiermas, and Eddias, and Melchias, and Maelus, and Eleazar, and Asibias, and Baanias.
1Esdr 9 27 Of the sons of Ela; Matthanias, Zacharias, and Hierielus, and Hieremoth, and Aedias.
1Esdr 9 28 And of the sons of Zamoth; Eliadas, Elisimus, Othonias, Jarimoth, and Sabatus, and Sardeus.
1Esdr 9 29 Of the sons of Babai; Johannes, and Ananias and Josabad, and Amatheis.
1Esdr 9 30 Of the sons of Mani; Olamus, Mamuchus, Jedeus, Jasubus, Jasael, and Hieremoth.
1Esdr 9 31 And of the sons of Addi; Naathus, and Moosias, Lacunus, and Naidus, and Mathanias, and Sesthel, Balnuus, and Manasseas.
1Esdr 9 32 And of the sons of Annas; Elionas and Aseas, and Melchias, and Sabbeus, and Simon Chosameus.
1Esdr 9 33 And of the sons of Asom; Altaneus, and Matthias, and Baanaia, Eliphalet, and Manasses, and Semei.
1Esdr 9 34 And of the sons of Maani; Jeremias, Momdis, Omaerus, Juel, Mabdai, and Pelias, and Anos, Carabasion, and Enasibus, and Mamnitanaimus, Eliasis, Bannus, Eliali, Samis, Selemias, Nathanias: and of the sons of Ozora; Sesis, Esril, Azaelus, Samatus, Zambis, Josephus.
1Esdr 9 35 And of the sons of Ethma; Mazitias, Zabadaias, Edes, Juel, Banaias.
1Esdr 9 36 All these had taken strange wives, and they put them away with their children.
1Esdr 9 37 And the priests and Levites, and they that were of Israel, dwelt in Jerusalem, and in the country, in the first day of the seventh month: so the children of Israel were in their habitations.
1Esdr 9 38 And the whole multitude came together with one accord into the broad place of the holy porch toward the east:
1Esdr 9 39 And they spake unto Esdras the priest and reader, that he would bring the law of Moses, that was given of the Lord God of Israel.
1Esdr 9 40 So Esdras the chief priest brought the law unto the whole multitude from man to woman, and to all the priests, to hear law in the first day of the seventh month.
1Esdr 9 41 And he read in the broad court before the holy porch from morning unto midday, before both men and women; and the multitude gave heed unto the law.
1Esdr 9 42 And Esdras the priest and reader of the law stood up upon a pulpit of wood, which was made for that purpose.
1Esdr 9 43 And there stood up by him Mattathias, Sammus, Ananias, Azarias, Urias, Ezecias, Balasamus, upon the right hand:
1Esdr 9 44 And upon his left hand stood Phaldaius, Misael, Melchias, Lothasubus, and Nabarias.
1Esdr 9 45 Then took Esdras the book of the law before the multitude: for he sat honourably in the first place in the sight of them all.
1Esdr 9 46 And when he opened the law, they stood all straight up. So Esdras blessed the Lord God most High, the God of hosts, Almighty.
1Esdr 9 47 And all the people answered, Amen; and lifting up their hands they fell to the ground, and worshipped the Lord.
1Esdr 9 48 Also Jesus, Anus, Sarabias, Adinus, Jacubus, Sabateas, Auteas, Maianeas, and Calitas, Asrias, and Joazabdus, and Ananias, Biatas, the Levites, taught the law of the Lord, making them withal to understand it.
1Esdr 9 49 Then spake Attharates unto Esdras the chief priest. and reader, and to the Levites that taught the multitude, even to all, saying,
1Esdr 9 50 This day is holy unto the Lord; (for they all wept when they heard the law:)
1Esdr 9 51 Go then, and eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send part to them that have nothing;
1Esdr 9 52 For this day is holy unto the Lord: and be not sorrowful; for the Lord will bring you to honour.
1Esdr 9 53 So the Levites published all things to the people, saying, This day is holy to the Lord; be not sorrowful.
1Esdr 9 54 Then went they their way, every one to eat and drink, and make merry, and to give part to them that had nothing, and to make great cheer;
1Esdr 9 55 Because they understood the words wherein they were instructed, and for the which they had been assembled.
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2Esdr 1 1 The second book of the prophet Esdras, the son of Saraias, the son of Azarias, the son of Helchias, the son of Sadamias, the sou of Sadoc, the son of Achitob,
2Esdr 1 2 The son of Achias, the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of Marimoth, the son of And he spake unto the of Borith, the son of Abisei, the son of Phinees, the son of Eleazar,
2Esdr 1 3 The son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi; which was captive in the land of the Medes, in the reign of Artexerxes king of the Persians.
2Esdr 1 4 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2Esdr 1 5 Go thy way, and shew my people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickedness which they have done against me; that they may tell their children's children:
2Esdr 1 6 Because the sins of their fathers are increased in them: for they have forgotten me, and have offered unto strange gods.
2Esdr 1 7 Am not I even he that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? but they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels.
2Esdr 1 8 Pull thou off then the hair of thy head, and cast all evil upon them, for they have not been obedient unto my law, but it is a rebellious people.
2Esdr 1 9 How long shall I forbear them, into whom I have done so much good?
2Esdr 1 10 Many kings have I destroyed for their sakes; Pharaoh with his servants and all his power have I smitten down.
2Esdr 1 11 All the nations have I destroyed before them, and in the east I have scattered the people of two provinces, even of Tyrus and Sidon, and have slain all their enemies.
2Esdr 1 12 Speak thou therefore unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord,
2Esdr 1 13 I led you through the sea and in the beginning gave you a large and safe passage; I gave you Moses for a leader, and Aaron for a priest.
2Esdr 1 14 I gave you light in a pillar of fire, and great wonders have I done among you; yet have ye forgotten me, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 1 15 Thus saith the Almighty Lord, The quails were as a token to you; I gave you tents for your safeguard: nevertheless ye murmured there,
2Esdr 1 16 And triumphed not in my name for the destruction of your enemies, but ever to this day do ye yet murmur.
2Esdr 1 17 Where are the benefits that I have done for you? when ye were hungry and thirsty in the wilderness, did ye not cry unto me,
2Esdr 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.
2Esdr 1 19 Then had I pity upon your mournings, and gave you manna to eat; so ye did eat angels' bread.
2Esdr 1 20 When ye were thirsty, did I not cleave the rock, and waters flowed out to your fill? for the heat I covered you with the leaves of the trees.
2Esdr 1 21 I divided among you a fruitful land, I cast out the Canaanites, the Pherezites, and the Philistines, before you: what shall I yet do more for you? saith the Lord.
2Esdr 1 22 Thus saith the Almighty Lord, When ye were in the wilderness, in the river of the Amorites, being athirst, and blaspheming my name,
2Esdr 1 23 I gave you not fire for your blasphemies, but cast a tree in the water, and made the river sweet.
2Esdr 1 24 What shall I do unto thee, O Jacob? thou, Juda, wouldest not obey me: I will turn me to other nations, and unto those will I give my name, that they may keep my statutes.
2Esdr 1 25 Seeing ye have forsaken me, I will forsake you also; when ye desire me to be gracious unto you, I shall have no mercy upon you.
2Esdr 1 26 Whensoever ye shall call upon me, I will not hear you: for ye have defiled your hands with blood, and your feet are swift to commit manslaughter.
2Esdr 1 27 Ye have not as it were forsaken me, but your own selves, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 1 28 Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Have I not prayed you as a father his sons, as a mother her daughters, and a nurse her young babes,
2Esdr 1 29 That ye would be my people, and I should be your God; that ye would be my children, and I should be your father?
2Esdr 1 30 I gathered you together, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings: but now, what shall I do unto you? I will cast you out from my face.
2Esdr 1 31 When ye offer unto me, I will turn my face from you: for your solemn feastdays, your new moons, and your circumcisions, have I forsaken.
2Esdr 1 32 I sent unto you my servants the prophets, whom ye have taken and slain, and torn their bodies in pieces, whose blood I will require of your hands, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 1 33 Thus saith the Almighty Lord, Your house is desolate, I will cast you out as the wind doth stubble.
2Esdr 1 34 And your children shall not be fruitful; for they have despised my commandment, and done the thing that is an evil before me.
2Esdr 1 35 Your houses will I give to a people that shall come; which not having heard of me yet shall believe me; to whom I have shewed no signs, yet they shall do that I have commanded them.
2Esdr 1 36 They have seen no prophets, yet they shall call their sins to remembrance, and acknowledge them.
2Esdr 1 37 I take to witness the grace of the people to come, whose little ones rejoice in gladness: and though they have not seen me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit they believe the thing that I say.
2Esdr 1 38 And now, brother, behold what glory; and see the people that come from the east:
2Esdr 1 39 Unto whom I will give for leaders, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Oseas, Amos, and Micheas, Joel, Abdias, and Jonas,
2Esdr 1 40 Nahum, and Abacuc, Sophonias, Aggeus, Zachary, and Malachy, which is called also an angel of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 1 Thus saith the Lord, I brought this people out of bondage, and I gave them my commandments by menservants the prophets; whom they would not hear, but despised my counsels.
2Esdr 2 2 The mother that bare them saith unto them, Go your way, ye children; for I am a widow and forsaken.
2Esdr 2 3 I brought you up with gladness; but with sorrow and heaviness have I lost you: for ye have sinned before the Lord your God, and done that thing that is evil before him.
2Esdr 2 4 But what shall I now do unto you? I am a widow and forsaken: go your way, O my children, and ask mercy of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 5 As for me, O father, I call upon thee for a witness over the mother of these children, which would not keep my covenant,
2Esdr 2 6 That thou bring them to confusion, and their mother to a spoil, that there may be no offspring of them.
2Esdr 2 7 Let them be scattered abroad among the heathen, let their names be put out of the earth: for they have despised my covenant.
2Esdr 2 8 Woe be unto thee, Assur, thou that hidest the unrighteous in thee! O thou wicked people, remember what I did unto Sodom and Gomorrha;
2Esdr 2 9 Whose land lieth in clods of pitch and heaps of ashes: even so also will I do unto them that hear me not, saith the Almighty Lord.
2Esdr 2 10 Thus saith the Lord unto Esdras, Tell my people that I will give them the kingdom of Jerusalem, which I would have given unto Israel.
2Esdr 2 11 Their glory also will I take unto me, and give these the everlasting tabernacles, which I had prepared for them.
2Esdr 2 12 They shall have the tree of life for an ointment of sweet savour; they shall neither labour, nor be weary.
2Esdr 2 13 Go, and ye shall receive: pray for few days unto you, that they may be shortened: the kingdom is already prepared for you: watch.
2Esdr 2 14 Take heaven and earth to witness; for I have broken the evil in pieces, and created the good: for I live, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 2 15 Mother, embrace thy children, and bring them up with gladness, make their feet as fast as a pillar: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 2 16 And those that be dead will I raise up again from their places, and bring them out of the graves: for I have known my name in Israel.
2Esdr 2 17 Fear not, thou mother of the children: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 2 18 For thy help will I send my servants Esau and Jeremy, after whose counsel I have sanctified and prepared for thee twelve trees laden with divers fruits,
2Esdr 2 19 And as many fountains flowing with milk and honey, and seven mighty mountains, whereupon there grow roses and lilies, whereby I will fill thy children with joy.
2Esdr 2 20 Do right to the widow, judge for the fatherless, give to the poor, defend the orphan, clothe the naked,
2Esdr 2 21 Heal the broken and the weak, laugh not a lame man to scorn, defend the maimed, and let the blind man come into the sight of my clearness.
2Esdr 2 22 Keep the old and young within thy walls.
2Esdr 2 23 Wheresoever thou findest the dead, take them and bury them, and I will give thee the first place in my resurrection.
2Esdr 2 24 Abide still, O my people, and take thy rest, for thy quietness still come.
2Esdr 2 25 Nourish thy children, O thou good nurse; stablish their feet.
2Esdr 2 26 As for the servants whom I have given thee, there shall not one of them perish; for I will require them from among thy number.
2Esdr 2 27 Be not weary: for when the day of trouble and heaviness cometh, others shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou shalt be merry and have abundance.
2Esdr 2 28 The heathen shall envy thee, but they shall be able to do nothing against thee, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 2 29 My hands shall cover thee, so that thy children shall not see hell.
2Esdr 2 30 Be joyful, O thou mother, with thy children; for I will deliver thee, saith the Lord.
2Esdr 2 31 Remember thy children that sleep, for I shall bring them out of the sides of the earth, and shew mercy unto them: for I am merciful, saith the Lord Almighty.
2Esdr 2 32 Embrace thy children until I come and shew mercy unto them: for my wells run over, and my grace shall not fail.
2Esdr 2 33 I Esdras received a charge of the Lord upon the mount Oreb, that I should go unto Israel; but when I came unto them, they set me at nought, and despised the commandment of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 34 And therefore I say unto you, O ye heathen, that hear and understand, look for your Shepherd, he shall give you everlasting rest; for he is nigh at hand, that shall come in the end of the world.
2Esdr 2 35 Be ready to the reward of the kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you for evermore.
2Esdr 2 36 Flee the shadow of this world, receive the joyfulness of your glory: I testify my Saviour openly.
2Esdr 2 37 O receive the gift that is given you, and be glad, giving thanks unto him that hath led you to the heavenly kingdom.
2Esdr 2 38 Arise up and stand, behold the number of those that be sealed in the feast of the Lord;
2Esdr 2 39 Which are departed from the shadow of the world, and have received glorious garments of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 40 Take thy number, O Sion, and shut up those of thine that are clothed in white, which have fulfilled the law of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 41 The number of thy children, whom thou longedst for, is fulfilled: beseech the power of the Lord, that thy people, which have been called from the beginning, may be hallowed.
2Esdr 2 42 I Esdras saw upon the mount Sion a great people, whom I could not number, and they all praised the Lord with songs.
2Esdr 2 43 And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
2Esdr 2 44 So I asked the angel, and said, Sir, what are these?
2Esdr 2 45 He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.
2Esdr 2 46 Then said I unto the angel, What young person is it that crowneth them, and giveth them palms in their hands?
2Esdr 2 47 So he answered and said unto me, It is the Son of God, whom they have confessed in the world. Then began I greatly to commend them that stood so stiffly for the name of the Lord.
2Esdr 2 48 Then the angel said unto me, Go thy way, and tell my people what manner of things, and how great wonders of the Lord thy God, thou hast seen.
2Esdr 3 1 In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart:
2Esdr 3 2 For I saw the desolation of Sion, and the wealth of them that dwelt at Babylon.
2Esdr 3 3 And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the most High, and said,
2Esdr 3 4 O Lord, who bearest rule, thou spakest at the beginning, when thou didst plant the earth, and that thyself alone, and commandedst the people,
2Esdr 3 5 And gavest a body unto Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of thine hands, and didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made living before thee.
2Esdr 3 6 And thou leadest him into paradise, which thy right hand had planted, before ever the earth came forward.
2Esdr 3 7 And unto him thou gavest commandment to love thy way: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number.
2Esdr 3 8 And every people walked after their own will, and did wonderful things before thee, and despised thy commandments.
2Esdr 3 9 And again in process of time thou broughtest the flood upon those that dwelt in the world, and destroyedst them.
2Esdr 3 10 And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.
2Esdr 3 11 Nevertheless one of them thou leftest, namely, Noah with his household, of whom came all righteous men.
2Esdr 3 12 And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.
2Esdr 3 13 Now when they lived so wickedly before thee, thou didst choose thee a man from among them, whose name was Abraham.
2Esdr 3 14 Him thou lovedst, and unto him only thou shewedst thy will:
2Esdr 3 15 And madest an everlasting covenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest never forsake his seed.
2Esdr 3 16 And unto him thou gavest Isaac, and unto Isaac also thou gavest Jacob and Esau. As for Jacob, thou didst choose him to thee, and put by Esau: and so Jacob became a great multitude.
2Esdr 3 17 And it came to pass, that when thou leadest his seed out of Egypt, thou broughtest them up to the mount Sinai.
2Esdr 3 18 And bowing the heavens, thou didst set fast the earth, movedst the whole world, and madest the depths to tremble, and troubledst the men of that age.
2Esdr 3 19 And thy glory went through four gates, of fire, and of earthquake, and of wind, and of cold; that thou mightest give the law unto the seed of Jacob, and diligence unto the generation of Israel.
2Esdr 3 20 And yet tookest thou not away from them a wicked heart, that thy law might bring forth fruit in them.
2Esdr 3 21 For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
2Esdr 3 22 Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.
2Esdr 3 23 So the times passed away, and the years were brought to an end: then didst thou raise thee up a servant, called David:
2Esdr 3 24 Whom thou commandedst to build a city unto thy name, and to offer incense and oblations unto thee therein.
2Esdr 3 25 When this was done many years, then they that inhabited the city forsook thee,
2Esdr 3 26 And in all things did even as Adam and all his generations had done: for they also had a wicked heart:
2Esdr 3 27 And so thou gavest thy city over into the hands of thine enemies.
2Esdr 3 28 Are their deeds then any better that inhabit Babylon, that they should therefore have the dominion over Sion?
2Esdr 3 29 For when I came thither, and had seen impieties without number, then my soul saw many evildoers in this thirtieth year, so that my heart failed me.
2Esdr 3 30 For I have seen how thou sufferest them sinning, and hast spared wicked doers: and hast destroyed thy people, and hast preserved thine enemies, and hast not signified it.
2Esdr 3 31 I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?
2Esdr 3 32 Or is there any other people that knoweth thee beside Israel? or what generation hath so believed thy covenants as Jacob?
2Esdr 3 33 And yet their reward appeareth not, and their labour hath no fruit: for I have gone here and there through the heathen, and I see that they flow in wealth, and think not upon thy commandments.
2Esdr 3 34 Weigh thou therefore our wickedness now in the balance, and their's also that dwell the world; and so shall thy name no where be found but in Israel.
2Esdr 3 35 Or when was it that they which dwell upon the earth have not sinned in thy sight? or what people have so kept thy commandments?
2Esdr 3 36 Thou shalt find that Israel by name hath kept thy precepts; but not the heathen.
2Esdr 4 1 And the angel that was sent unto me, whose name was Uriel, gave me an answer,
2Esdr 4 2 And said, Thy heart hath gone to far in this world, and thinkest thou to comprehend the way of the most High?
2Esdr 4 3 Then said I, Yea, my lord. And he answered me, and said, I am sent to shew thee three ways, and to set forth three similitudes before thee:
2Esdr 4 4 Whereof if thou canst declare me one, I will shew thee also the way that thou desirest to see, and I shall shew thee from whence the wicked heart cometh.
2Esdr 4 5 And I said, Tell on, my lord. Then said he unto me, Go thy way, weigh me the weight of the fire, or measure me the blast of the wind, or call me again the day that is past.
2Esdr 4 6 Then answered I and said, What man is able to do that, that thou shouldest ask such things of me?
2Esdr 4 7 And he said unto me, If I should ask thee how great dwellings are in the midst of the sea, or how many springs are in the beginning of the deep, or how many springs are above the firmament, or which are the outgoings of paradise:
2Esdr 4 8 Peradventure thou wouldest say unto me, I never went down into the deep, nor as yet into hell, neither did I ever climb up into heaven.
2Esdr 4 9 Nevertheless now have I asked thee but only of the fire and wind, and of the day wherethrough thou hast passed, and of things from which thou canst not be separated, and yet canst thou give me no answer of them.
2Esdr 4 10 He said moreover unto me, Thine own things, and such as are grown up with thee, canst thou not know;
2Esdr 4 11 How should thy vessel then be able to comprehend the way of the Highest, and, the world being now outwardly corrupted to understand the corruption that is evident in my sight?
2Esdr 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.
2Esdr 4 13 He answered me, and said, I went into a forest into a plain, and the trees took counsel,
2Esdr 4 14 And said, Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.
2Esdr 4 15 The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
2Esdr 4 16 The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
2Esdr 4 17 The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nought, for the sand stood up and stopped them.
2Esdr 4 18 If thou wert judge now betwixt these two, whom wouldest thou begin to justify? or whom wouldest thou condemn?
2Esdr 4 19 I answered and said, Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also hath his place to bear his floods.
2Esdr 4 20 Then answered he me, and said, Thou hast given a right judgment, but why judgest thou not thyself also?
2Esdr 4 21 For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his floods: even so they that dwell upon the earth may understand nothing but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens may only understand the things that are above the height of the heavens.
2Esdr 4 22 Then answered I and said, I beseech thee, O Lord, let me have understanding:
2Esdr 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,
2Esdr 4 24 And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy.
2Esdr 4 25 What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked.
2Esdr 4 26 Then answered he me, and said, The more thou searchest, the more thou shalt marvel; for the world hasteth fast to pass away,
2Esdr 4 27 And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities.
2Esdr 4 28 But as concerning the things whereof thou askest me, I will tell thee; for the evil is sown, but the destruction thereof is not yet come.
2Esdr 4 29 If therefore that which is sown be not turned upside down, and if the place where the evil is sown pass not away, then cannot it come that is sown with good.
2Esdr 4 30 For the grain of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of Adam from the beginning, and how much ungodliness hath it brought up unto this time? and how much shall it yet bring forth until the time of threshing come?
2Esdr 4 31 Ponder now by thyself, how great fruit of wickedness the grain of evil seed hath brought forth.
2Esdr 4 32 And when the ears shall be cut down, which are without number, how great a floor shall they fill?
2Esdr 4 33 Then I answered and said, How, and when shall these things come to pass? wherefore are our years few and evil?
2Esdr 4 34 And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
2Esdr 4 35 Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their chambers, saying, How long shall I hope on this fashion? when cometh the fruit of the floor of our reward?
2Esdr 4 36 And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance.
2Esdr 4 37 By measure hath he measured the times; and by number hath he numbered the times; and he doth not move nor stir them, until the said measure be fulfilled.
2Esdr 4 38 Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, even we all are full of impiety.
2Esdr 4 39 And for our sakes peradventure it is that the floors of the righteous are not filled, because of the sins of them that dwell upon the earth.
2Esdr 4 40 So he answered me, and said, Go thy way to a woman with child, and ask of her when she hath fulfilled her nine months, if her womb may keep the birth any longer within her.
2Esdr 4 41 Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman:
2Esdr 4 42 For like as a woman that travaileth maketh haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things that are committed unto them.
2Esdr 4 43 From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
2Esdr 4 44 Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore,
2Esdr 4 45 Shew me then whether there be more to come than is past, or more past than is to come.
2Esdr 4 46 What is past I know, but what is for to come I know not.
2Esdr 4 47 And he said unto me, Stand up upon the right side, and I shall expound the similitude unto thee.
2Esdr 4 48 So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still.
2Esdr 4 49 After this there passed by before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm; and when the stormy rain was past, the drops remained still.
2Esdr 4 50 Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.
2Esdr 4 51 Then I prayed, and said, May I live, thinkest thou, until that time? or what shall happen in those days?
2Esdr 4 52 He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to shew thee; for I do not know it.
2Esdr 5 1 Nevertheless as coming the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith.
2Esdr 5 2 But iniquity shall be increased above that which now thou seest, or that thou hast heard long ago.
2Esdr 5 3 And the land, that thou seest now to have root, shalt thou see wasted suddenly.
2Esdr 5 4 But if the most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the third trumpet that the sun shall suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon thrice in the day:
2Esdr 5 5 And blood shall drop out of wood, and the stone shall give his voice, and the people shall be troubled:
2Esdr 5 6 And even he shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together:
2Esdr 5 7 And the Sodomitish sea shall cast out fish, and make a noise in the night, which many have not known: but they shall all hear the voice thereof.
2Esdr 5 8 There shall be a confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters:
2Esdr 5 9 And salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber,
2Esdr 5 10 And shall be sought of many, and yet not be found: then shall unrighteousness and incontinency be multiplied upon earth.
2Esdr 5 11 One land also shall ask another, and say, Is righteousness that maketh a man righteous gone through thee? And it shall say, No.
2Esdr 5 12 At the same time shall men hope, but nothing obtain: they shall labour, but their ways shall not prosper.
2Esdr 5 13 To shew thee such tokens I have leave; and if thou wilt pray again, and weep as now, and fast even days, thou shalt hear yet greater things.
2Esdr 5 14 Then I awaked, and an extreme fearfulness went through all my body, and my mind was troubled, so that it fainted.
2Esdr 5 15 So the angel that was come to talk with me held me, comforted me, and set me up upon my feet.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 5 17 Knowest thou not that Israel is committed unto thee in the land of their captivity?
2Esdr 5 18 Up then, and eat bread, and forsake us not, as the shepherd that leaveth his flock in the hands of cruel wolves.
2Esdr 5 19 Then said I unto him, Go thy ways from me, and come not nigh me. And he heard what I said, and went from me.
2Esdr 5 20 And so I fasted seven days, mourning and weeping, like as Uriel the angel commanded me.
2Esdr 5 21 And after seven days so it was, that the thoughts of my heart were very grievous unto me again,
2Esdr 5 22 And my soul recovered the spirit of understanding, and I began to talk with the most High again,
2Esdr 5 23 And said, O Lord that bearest rule, of every wood of the earth, and of all the trees thereof, thou hast chosen thee one only vine:
2Esdr 5 24 And of all lands of the whole world thou hast chosen thee one pit: and of all the flowers thereof one lily:
2Esdr 5 25 And of all the depths of the sea thou hast filled thee one river: and of all builded cities thou hast hallowed Sion unto thyself:
2Esdr 5 26 And of all the fowls that are created thou hast named thee one dove: and of all the cattle that are made thou hast provided thee one sheep:
2Esdr 5 27 And among all the multitudes of people thou hast gotten thee one people: and unto this people, whom thou lovedst, thou gavest a law that is approved of all.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 5 29 And they which did gainsay thy promises, and believed not thy covenants, have trodden them down.
2Esdr 5 30 If thou didst so much hate thy people, yet shouldest thou punish them with thine own hands.
2Esdr 5 31 Now when I had spoken these words, the angel that came to me the night afore was sent unto me,
2Esdr 5 32 And said unto me, Hear me, and I will instruct thee; hearken to the thing that I say, and I shall tell thee more.
2Esdr 5 33 And I said, Speak on, my Lord. Then said he unto me, Thou art sore troubled in mind for Israel's sake: lovest thou that people better than he that made them?
2Esdr 5 34 And I said, No, Lord: but of very grief have I spoken: for my reins pain me every hour, while I labour to comprehend the way of the most High, and to seek out part of his judgment.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 5 36 And he said unto me, Number me the things that are not yet come, gather me together the dross that are scattered abroad, make me the flowers green again that are withered,
2Esdr 5 37 Open me the places that are closed, and bring me forth the winds that in them are shut up, shew me the image of a voice: and then I will declare to thee the thing that thou labourest to know.
2Esdr 5 38 And I said, O Lord that bearest rule, who may know these things, but he that hath not his dwelling with men?
2Esdr 5 39 As for me, I am unwise: how may I then speak of these things whereof thou askest me?
2Esdr 5 40 Then said he unto me, Like as thou canst do none of these things that I have spoken of, even so canst thou not find out my judgment, or in the end the love that I have promised unto my people.
2Esdr 5 41 And I said, Behold, O Lord, yet art thou nigh unto them that be reserved till the end: and what shall they do that have been before me, or we that be now, or they that shall come after us?
2Esdr 5 42 And he said unto me, I will liken my judgment unto a ring: like as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first.
2Esdr 5 43 So I answered and said, Couldest thou not make those that have been made, and be now, and that are for to come, at once; that thou mightest shew thy judgment the sooner?
2Esdr 5 44 Then answered he me, and said, The creature may not haste above the maker; neither may the world hold them at once that shall be created therein.
2Esdr 5 45 And I said, As thou hast said unto thy servant, that thou, which givest life to all, hast given life at once to the creature that thou hast created, and the creature bare it: even so it might now also bear them that now be present at once.
2Esdr 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.
2Esdr 5 47 And I said, She cannot: but must do it by distance of time.
2Esdr 5 48 Then said he unto me, Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.
2Esdr 5 49 For like as a young child may not bring forth the things that belong to the aged, even so have I disposed the world which I created.
2Esdr 5 50 And I asked, and said, Seeing thou hast now given me the way, I will proceed to speak before thee: for our mother, of whom thou hast told me that she is young, draweth now nigh unto age.
2Esdr 5 51 He answered me, and said, Ask a woman that beareth children, and she shall tell thee.
2Esdr 5 52 Say unto her, Wherefore are unto they whom thou hast now brought forth like those that were before, but less of stature?
2Esdr 5 53 And she shall answer thee, They that be born in the the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb faileth, are otherwise.
2Esdr 5 54 Consider thou therefore also, how that ye are less of stature than those that were before you.
2Esdr 5 55 And so are they that come after you less than ye, as the creatures which now begin to be old, and have passed over the strength of youth.
2Esdr 5 56 Then said I, Lord, I beseech thee, if I have found favour in thy sight, shew thy servant by whom thou visitest thy creature.
2Esdr 6 1 And he said unto me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the borders of the world stood, or ever the winds blew,
2Esdr 6 2 Before it thundered and lightened, or ever the foundations of paradise were laid,
2Esdr 6 3 Before the fair flowers were seen, or ever the moveable powers were established, before the innumerable multitude of angels were gathered together,
2Esdr 6 4 Or ever the heights of the air were lifted up, before the measures of the firmament were named, or ever the chimneys in Sion were hot,
2Esdr 6 5 And ere the present years were sought out, and or ever the inventions of them that now sin were turned, before they were sealed that have gathered faith for a treasure:
2Esdr 6 6 Then did I consider these things, and they all were made through me alone, and through none other: by me also they shall be ended, and by none other.
2Esdr 6 7 Then answered I and said, What shall be the parting asunder of the times? or when shall be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth?
2Esdr 6 8 And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob's hand held first the heel of Esau.
2Esdr 6 9 For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.
2Esdr 6 10 The hand of man is betwixt the heel and the hand: other question, Esdras, ask thou not.
2Esdr 6 11 I answered then and said, O Lord that bearest rule, if I have found favour in thy sight,
2Esdr 6 12 I beseech thee, shew thy servant the end of thy tokens, whereof thou shewedst me part the last night.
2Esdr 6 13 So he answered and said unto me, Stand up upon thy feet, and hear a mighty sounding voice.
2Esdr 6 14 And it shall be as it were a great motion; but the place where thou standest shall not be moved.
2Esdr 6 15 And therefore when it speaketh be not afraid: for the word is of the end, and the foundation of the earth is understood.
2Esdr 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.
2Esdr 6 17 And it happened, that when I had heard it I stood up upon my feet, and hearkened, and, behold, there was a voice that spake, and the sound of it was like the sound of many waters.
2Esdr 6 18 And it said, Behold, the days come, that I will begin to draw nigh, and to visit them that dwell upon the earth,
2Esdr 6 19 And will begin to make inquisition of them, what they be that have hurt unjustly with their unrighteousness, and when the affliction of Sion shall be fulfilled;
2Esdr 6 20 And when the world, that shall begin to vanish away, shall be finished, then will I shew these tokens: the books shall be opened before the firmament, and they shall see all together:
2Esdr 6 21 And the children of a year old shall speak with their voices, the women with child shall bring forth untimely children of three or four months old, and they shall live, and be raised up.
2Esdr 6 22 And suddenly shall the sown places appear unsown, the full storehouses shall suddenly be found empty:
2Esdr 6 23 And tha trumpet shall give a sound, which when every man heareth, they shall be suddenly afraid.
2Esdr 6 24 At that time shall friends fight one against another like enemies, and the earth shall stand in fear with those that dwell therein, the springs of the fountains shall stand still, and in three hours they shall not run.
2Esdr 6 25 Whosoever remaineth from all these that I have told thee shall escape, and see my salvation, and the end of your world.
2Esdr 6 26 And the men that are received shall see it, who have not tasted death from their birth: and the heart of the inhabitants shall be changed, and turned into another meaning.
2Esdr 6 27 For evil shall be put out, and deceit shall be quenched.
2Esdr 6 28 As for faith, it shall flourish, corruption shall be overcome, and the truth, which hath been so long without fruit, shall be declared.
2Esdr 6 29 And when he talked with me, behold, I looked by little and little upon him before whom I stood.
2Esdr 6 30 And these words said he unto me; I am come to shew thee the time of the night to come.
2Esdr 6 31 If thou wilt pray yet more, and fast seven days again, I shall tell thee greater things by day than I have heard.
2Esdr 6 32 For thy voice is heard before the most High: for the Mighty hath seen thy righteous dealing, he hath seen also thy chastity, which thou hast had ever since thy youth.
2Esdr 6 33 And therefore hath he sent me to shew thee all these things, and to say unto thee, Be of good comfort and fear not
2Esdr 6 34 And hasten not with the times that are past, to think vain things, that thou mayest not hasten from the latter times.
2Esdr 6 35 And it came to pass after this, that I wept again, and fasted seven days in like manner, that I might fulfil the three weeks which he told me.
2Esdr 6 36 And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High.
2Esdr 6 37 For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress.
2Esdr 6 38 And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work.
2Esdr 6 39 And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed.
2Esdr 6 40 Then commandedst thou a fair light to come forth of thy treasures, that thy work might appear.
2Esdr 6 41 Upon the second day thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commandedst it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath.
2Esdr 6 42 Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six pats hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee.
2Esdr 6 43 For as soon as thy word went forth the work was made.
2Esdr 6 44 For immediately there was great and innumerable fruit, and many and divers pleasures for the taste, and flowers of unchangeable colour, and odours of wonderful smell: and this was done the third day.
2Esdr 6 45 Upon the fourth day thou commandedst that the sun should shine, and the moon give her light, and the stars should be in order:
2Esdr 6 46 And gavest them a charge to do service unto man, that was to be made.
2Esdr 6 47 Upon the fifth day thou saidst unto the seventh part, where the waters were gathered that it should bring forth living creatures, fowls and fishes: and so it came to pass.
2Esdr 6 48 For the dumb water and without life brought forth living things at the commandment of God, that all people might praise thy wondrous works.
2Esdr 6 49 Then didst thou ordain two living creatures, the one thou calledst Enoch, and the other Leviathan;
2Esdr 6 50 And didst separate the one from the other: for the seventh part, namely, where the water was gathered together, might not hold them both.
2Esdr 6 51 Unto Enoch thou gavest one part, which was dried up the third day, that he should dwell in the same part, wherein are a thousand hills:
2Esdr 6 52 But unto Leviathan thou gavest the seventh part, namely, the moist; and hast kept him to be devoured of whom thou wilt, and when.
2Esdr 6 53 Upon the sixth day thou gavest commandment unto the earth, that before thee it should bring forth beasts, cattle, and creeping things:
2Esdr 6 54 And after these, Adam also, whom thou madest lord of all thy creatures: of him come we all, and the people also whom thou hast chosen.
2Esdr 6 55 All this have I spoken before thee, O Lord, because thou madest the world for our sakes
2Esdr 6 56 As for the other people, which also come of Adam, thou hast said that they are nothing, but be like unto spittle: and hast likened the abundance of them unto a drop that falleth from a vessel.
2Esdr 6 57 And now, O Lord, behold, these heathen, which have ever been reputed as nothing, have begun to be lords over us, and to devour us.
2Esdr 6 58 But we thy people, whom thou hast called thy firstborn, thy only begotten, and thy fervent lover, are given into their hands.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 7 1 And when I had made an end of speaking these words, there was sent unto me the angel which had been sent unto me the nights afore:
2Esdr 7 2 And he said unto me, Up, Esdras, and hear the words that I am come to tell thee.
2Esdr 7 3 And I said, Speak on, my God. Then said he unto me, The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great.
2Esdr 7 4 But put the case the entrance were narrow, and like a river;
2Esdr 7 5 Who then could go into the sea to look upon it, and to rule it? if he went not through the narrow, how could he come into the broad?
2Esdr 7 6 There is also another thing; A city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things:
2Esdr 7 7 The entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, like as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left a deep water:
2Esdr 7 8 And one only path between them both, even between the fire and the water, so small that there could but one man go there at once.
2Esdr 7 9 If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
2Esdr 7 10 And I said, It is so, Lord. Then said he unto me, Even so also is Israel's portion.
2Esdr 7 11 Because for their sakes I made the world: and when Adam transgressed my statutes, then was decreed that now is done.
2Esdr 7 12 Then were the entrances of this world made narrow, full of sorrow and travail: they are but few and evil, full of perils,: and very painful.
2Esdr 7 13 For the entrances of the elder world were wide and sure, and brought immortal fruit.
2Esdr 7 14 If then they that live labour not to enter these strait and vain things, they can never receive those that are laid up for them.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 7 16 Why hast thou not considered in thy mind this thing that is to come, rather than that which is present?
2Esdr 7 17 Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, thou hast ordained in thy law, that the righteous should inherit these things, but that the ungodly should perish.
2Esdr 7 18 Nevertheless the righteous shall suffer strait things, and hope for wide: for they that have done wickedly have suffered the strait things, and yet shall not see the wide.
2Esdr 7 19 And he said unto me. There is no judge above God, and none that hath understanding above the Highest.
2Esdr 7 20 For there be many that perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.
2Esdr 7 21 For God hath given strait commandment to such as came, what they should do to live, even as they came, and what they should observe to avoid punishment.
2Esdr 7 22 Nevertheless they were not obedient unto him; but spake against him, and imagined vain things;
2Esdr 7 23 And deceived themselves by their wicked deeds; and said of the most High, that he is not; and knew not his ways:
2Esdr 7 24 But his law have they despised, and denied his covenants; in his statutes have they not been faithful, and have not performed his works.
2Esdr 7 25 And therefore, Esdras, for the empty are empty things, and for the full are the full things.
2Esdr 7 26 Behold, the time shall come, that these tokens which I have told thee shall come to pass, and the bride shall appear, and she coming forth shall be seen, that now is withdrawn from the earth.
2Esdr 7 27 And whosoever is delivered from the foresaid evils shall see my wonders.
2Esdr 7 28 For my son Jesus shall be revealed with those that be with him, and they that remain shall rejoice within four hundred years.
2Esdr 7 29 After these years shall my son Christ die, and all men that have life.
2Esdr 7 30 And the world shall be turned into the old silence seven days, like as in the former judgments: so that no man shall remain.
2Esdr 7 31 And after seven days the world, that yet awaketh not, shall be raised up, and that shall die that is corrupt
2Esdr 7 32 And the earth shall restore those that are asleep in her, and so shall the dust those that dwell in silence, and the secret places shall deliver those souls that were committed unto them.
2Esdr 7 33 And the most High shall appear upon the seat of judgment, and misery shall pass away, and the long suffering shall have an end:
2Esdr 7 34 But judgment only shall remain, truth shall stand, and faith shall wax strong:
2Esdr 7 35 And the work shall follow, and the reward shall be shewed, and the good deeds shall be of force, and wicked deeds shall bear no rule.
2Esdr 7 36 Then said I, Abraham prayed first for the Sodomites, and Moses for the fathers that sinned in the wilderness:
2Esdr 7 37 And Jesus after him for Israel in the time of Achan:
2Esdr 7 38 And Samuel and David for the destruction: and Solomon for them that should come to the sanctuary:
2Esdr 7 39 And Helias for those that received rain; and for the dead, that he might live:
2Esdr 7 40 And Ezechias for the people in the time of Sennacherib: and many for many.
2Esdr 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?
2Esdr 7 42 He answered me, and said, This present life is not the end where much glory doth abide; therefore have they prayed for the weak.
2Esdr 7 43 But the day of doom shall be the end of this time, and the beginning of the immortality for to come, wherein corruption is past,
2Esdr 7 44 Intemperance is at an end, infidelity is cut off, righteousness is grown, and truth is sprung up.
2Esdr 7 45 Then shall no man be able to save him that is destroyed, nor to oppress him that hath gotten the victory.
2Esdr 7 46 I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2Esdr 7 47 For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment?
2Esdr 7 48 O thou Adam, what hast thou done? for though it was thou that sinned, thou art not fallen alone, but we all that come of thee.
2Esdr 7 49 For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?
2Esdr 7 50 And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, whereas ourselves being most wicked are made vain?
2Esdr 7 51 And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly?
2Esdr 7 52 And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
2Esdr 7 53 And that there should be shewed a paradise, whose fruit endureth for ever, wherein is security and medicine, since we shall not enter into it?
2Esdr 7 54 (For we have walked in unpleasant places.)
2Esdr 7 55 And that the faces of them which have used abstinence shall shine above the stars, whereas our faces shall be blacker than darkness?
2Esdr 7 56 For while we lived and committed iniquity, we considered not that we should begin to suffer for it after death.
2Esdr 7 57 Then answered he me, and said, This is the condition of the battle, which man that is born upon the earth shall fight;
2Esdr 7 58 That, if he be overcome, he shall suffer as thou hast said: but if he get the victory, he shall receive the thing that I say.
2Esdr 7 59 For this is the life whereof Moses spake unto the people while he lived, saying, Choose thee life, that thou mayest live.
2Esdr 7 60 Nevertheless they believed not him, nor yet the prophets after him, no nor me which have spoken unto them,
2Esdr 7 61 That there should not be such heaviness in their destruction, as shall be joy over them that are persuaded to salvation.
2Esdr 7 62 I answered then, and said, I know, Lord, that the most High is called merciful, in that he hath mercy upon them which are not yet come into the world,
2Esdr 7 63 And upon those also that turn to his law;
2Esdr 7 64 And that he is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures;
2Esdr 7 65 And that he is bountiful, for he is ready to give where it needeth;
2Esdr 7 66 And that he is of great mercy, for he multiplieth more and more mercies to them that are present, and that are past, and also to them which are to come.
2Esdr 7 67 For if he shall not multiply his mercies, the world would not continue with them that inherit therein.
2Esdr 7 68 And he pardoneth; for if he did not so of his goodness, that they which have committed iniquities might be eased of them, the ten thousandth part of men should not remain living.
2Esdr 7 69 And being judge, if he should not forgive them that are cured with his word, and put out the multitude of contentions,
2Esdr 7 70 There should be very few left peradventure in an innumerable multitude.
2Esdr 8 1 And he answered me, saying, The most High hath made this world for many, but the world to come for few.
2Esdr 8 2 I will tell thee a similitude, Esdras; As when thou askest the earth, it shall say unto thee, that it giveth much mould whereof earthen vessels are made, but little dust that gold cometh of: even so is the course of this present world.
2Esdr 8 3 There be many created, but few shall be saved.
2Esdr 8 4 So answered I and said, Swallow then down, O my soul, understanding, and devour wisdom.
2Esdr 8 5 For thou hast agreed to give ear, and art willing to prophesy: for thou hast no longer space than only to live.
2Esdr 8 6 O Lord, if thou suffer not thy servant, that we may pray before thee, and thou give us seed unto our heart, and culture to our understanding, that there may come fruit of it; how shall each man live that is corrupt, who beareth the place of a man?
2Esdr 8 7 For thou art alone, and we all one workmanship of thine hands, like as thou hast said.
2Esdr 8 8 For when the body is fashioned now in the mother's womb, and thou givest it members, thy creature is preserved in fire and water, and nine months doth thy workmanship endure thy creature which is created in her.
2Esdr 8 9 But that which keepeth and is kept shall both be preserved: and when the time cometh, the womb preserved delivereth up the things that grew in it.
2Esdr 8 10 For thou hast commanded out of the parts of the body, that is to say, out of the breasts, milk to be given, which is the fruit of the breasts,
2Esdr 8 11 That the thing which is fashioned may be nourished for a time, till thou disposest it to thy mercy.
2Esdr 8 12 Thou broughtest it up with thy righteousness, and nurturedst it in thy law, and reformedst it with thy judgment.
2Esdr 8 13 And thou shalt mortify it as thy creature, and quicken it as thy work.
2Esdr 8 14 If therefore thou shalt destroy him which with so great labour was fashioned, it is an easy thing to be ordained by thy commandment, that the thing which was made might be preserved.
2Esdr 8 15 Now therefore, Lord, I will speak; touching man in general, thou knowest best; but touching thy people, for whose sake I am sorry;
2Esdr 8 16 And for thine inheritance, for whose cause I mourn; and for Israel, for whom I am heavy; and for Jacob, for whose sake I am troubled;
2Esdr 8 17 Therefore will I begin to pray before thee for myself and for them: for I see the falls of us that dwell in the land.
2Esdr 8 18 But I have heard the swiftness of the judge which is to come.
2Esdr 8 19 Therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee. This is the beginning of the words of Esdras, before he was taken up: and I said,
2Esdr 8 20 O Lord, thou that dwellest in everlastingness which beholdest from above things in the heaven and in the air;
2Esdr 8 21 Whose throne is inestimable; whose glory may not be comprehended; before whom the hosts of angels stand with trembling,
2Esdr 8 22 Whose service is conversant in wind and fire; whose word is true, and sayings constant; whose commandment is strong, and ordinance fearful;
2Esdr 8 23 Whose look drieth up the depths, and indignation maketh the mountains to melt away; which the truth witnesseth:
2Esdr 8 24 O hear the prayer of thy servant, and give ear to the petition of thy creature.
2Esdr 8 25 For while I live I will speak, and so long as I have understanding I will answer.
2Esdr 8 26 O look not upon the sins of thy people; but on them which serve thee in truth.
2Esdr 8 27 Regard not the wicked inventions of the heathen, but the desire of those that keep thy testimonies in afflictions.
2Esdr 8 28 Think not upon those that have walked feignedly before thee: but remember them, which according to thy will have known thy fear.
2Esdr 8 29 Let it not be thy will to destroy them which have lived like beasts; but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law.
2Esdr 8 30 Take thou no indignation at them which are deemed worse than beasts; but love them that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory.
2Esdr 8 31 For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful.
2Esdr 8 32 For if thou hast a desire to have mercy upon us, thou shalt be called merciful, to us namely, that have no works of righteousness.
2Esdr 8 33 For the just, which have many good works laid up with thee, shall out of their own deeds receive reward.
2Esdr 8 34 For what is man, that thou shouldest take displeasure at him? or what is a corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so bitter toward it?
2Esdr 8 35 For in truth them is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly; and among the faithful there is none which hath not done amiss.
2Esdr 8 36 For in this, O Lord, thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be declared, if thou be merciful unto them which have not the confidence of good works.
2Esdr 8 37 Then answered he me, and said, Some things hast thou spoken aright, and according unto thy words it shall be.
2Esdr 8 38 For indeed I will not think on the disposition of them which have sinned before death, before judgment, before destruction:
2Esdr 8 39 But I will rejoice over the disposition of the righteous, and I will remember also their pilgrimage, and the salvation, and the reward, that they shall have.
2Esdr 8 40 Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass.
2Esdr 8 41 For as the husbandman soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet the thing that is sown good in his season cometh not up, neither doth all that is planted take root: even so is it of them that are sown in the world; they shall not all be saved.
2Esdr 8 42 I answered then and said, If I have found grace, let me speak.
2Esdr 8 43 Like as the husbandman's seed perisheth, if it come not up, and receive not thy rain in due season; or if there come too much rain, and corrupt it:
2Esdr 8 44 Even so perisheth man also, which is formed with thy hands, and is called thine own image, because thou art like unto him, for whose sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husbandman's seed.
2Esdr 8 45 Be not wroth with us but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: for thou art merciful unto thy creature.
2Esdr 8 46 Then answered he me, and said, Things present are for the present, and things to cometh for such as be to come.
2Esdr 8 47 For thou comest far short that thou shouldest be able to love my creature more than I: but I have ofttimes drawn nigh unto thee, and unto it, but never to the unrighteous.
2Esdr 8 48 In this also thou art marvellous before the most High:
2Esdr 8 49 In that thou hast humbled thyself, as it becometh thee, and hast not judged thyself worthy to be much glorified among the righteous.
2Esdr 8 50 For many great miseries shall be done to them that in the latter time shall dwell in the world, because they have walked in great pride.
2Esdr 8 51 But understand thou for thyself, and seek out the glory for such as be like thee.
2Esdr 8 52 For unto you is paradise opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready, a city is builded, and rest is allowed, yea, perfect goodness and wisdom.
2Esdr 8 53 The root of evil is sealed up from you, weakness and the moth is hid from you, and corruption is fled into hell to be forgotten:
2Esdr 8 54 Sorrows are passed, and in the end is shewed the treasure of immortality.
2Esdr 8 55 And therefore ask thou no more questions concerning the multitude of them that perish.
2Esdr 8 56 For when they had taken liberty, they despised the most High, thought scorn of his law, and forsook his ways.
2Esdr 8 57 Moreover they have trodden down his righteous,
2Esdr 8 58 And said in their heart, that there is no God; yea, and that knowing they must die.
2Esdr 8 59 For as the things aforesaid shalt receive you, so thirst and pain are prepared for them: for it was not his will that men should come to nought:
2Esdr 8 60 But they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them.
2Esdr 8 61 And therefore is my judgment now at hand.
2Esdr 8 62 These things have I not shewed unto all men, but unto thee, and a few like thee. Then answered I and said,
2Esdr 8 63 Behold, O Lord, now hast thou shewed me the multitude of the wonders, which thou wilt begin to do in the last times: but at what time, thou hast not shewed me.
2Esdr 9 1 He answered me then, and said, Measure thou the time diligently in itself: and when thou seest part of the signs past, which I have told thee before,
2Esdr 9 2 Then shalt thou understand, that it is the very same time, wherein the Highest will begin to visit the world which he made.
2Esdr 9 3 Therefore when there shall be seen earthquakes and uproars of the people in the world:
2Esdr 9 4 Then shalt thou well understand, that the most High spake of those things from the days that were before thee, even from the beginning.
2Esdr 9 5 For like as all that is made in the world hath a beginning and an end, and the end is manifest:
2Esdr 9 6 Even so the times also of the Highest have plain beginnings in wonder and powerful works, and endings in effects and signs.
2Esdr 9 7 And every one that shall be saved, and shall be able to escape by his works, and by faith, whereby ye have believed,
2Esdr 9 8 Shall be preserved from the said perils, and shall see my salvation in my land, and within my borders: for I have sanctified them for me from the beginning.
2Esdr 9 9 Then shall they be in pitiful case, which now have abused my ways: and they that have cast them away despitefully shall dwell in torments.
2Esdr 9 10 For such as in their life have received benefits, and have not known me;
2Esdr 9 11 And they that have loathed my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it;
2Esdr 9 12 The same must know it after death by pain.
2Esdr 9 13 And therefore be thou not curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when: but enquire how the righteous shall be saved, whose the world is, and for whom the world is created.
2Esdr 9 14 Then answered I and said,
2Esdr 9 15 I have said before, and now do speak, and will speak it also hereafter, that there be many more of them which perish, than of them which shall be saved:
2Esdr 9 16 Like as a wave is greater than a drop.
2Esdr 9 17 And he answered me, saying, Like as the field is, so is also the seed; as the flowers be, such are the colours also; such as the workman is, such also is the work; and as the husbandman ls himself, so is his husbandry also: for it was the time of the world.
2Esdr 9 18 And now when I prepared the world, which was not yet made, even for them to dwell in that now live, no man spake against me.
2Esdr 9 19 For then every one obeyed: but now the manners of them which are created in this world that is made are corrupted by a perpetual seed, and by a law which is unsearchable rid themselves.
2Esdr 9 20 So I considered the world, and, behold, there was peril because of the devices that were come into it.
2Esdr 9 21 And I saw, and spared it greatly, and have kept me a grape of the cluster, and a plant of a great people.
2Esdr 9 22 Let the multitude perish then, which was born in vain; and let my grape be kept, and my plant; for with great labour have I made it perfect.
2Esdr 9 23 Nevertheless, if thou wilt cease yet seven days more, (but thou shalt not fast in them,
2Esdr 9 24 But go into a field of flowers, where no house is builded, and eat only the flowers of the field; taste no flesh, drink no wine, but eat flowers only;)
2Esdr 9 25 And pray unto the Highest continually, then will I come and talk with thee.
2Esdr 9 26 So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me.
2Esdr 9 27 After seven days I sat upon the grass, and my heart was vexed within me, like as before:
2Esdr 9 28 And I opened my mouth, and began to talk before the most High, and said,
2Esdr 9 29 O Lord, thou that shewest thyself unto us, thou wast shewed unto our fathers in the wilderness, in a place where no man treadeth, in a barren place, when they came out of Egypt.
2Esdr 9 30 And thou spakest saying, Hear me, O Israel; and mark my words, thou seed of Jacob.
2Esdr 9 31 For, behold, I sow my law in you, and it shall bring fruit in you, and ye shall be honoured in it for ever.
2Esdr 9 32 But our fathers, which received the law, kept it not, and observed not thy ordinances: and though the fruit of thy law did not perish, neither could it, for it was thine;
2Esdr 9 33 Yet they that received it perished, because they kept not the thing that was sown in them.
2Esdr 9 34 And, lo, it ls a custom, when the ground hath received seed, or the sea a ship, or any vessel meat or drink, that, that being perished wherein it was sown or cast into,
2Esdr 9 35 That thing also which was sown, or cast therein, or received, doth perish, and remaineth not with us: but with us it hath not happened so.
2Esdr 9 36 For we that have received the law perish by sin, and our heart also which received it
2Esdr 9 37 Notwithstanding the law perisheth not, but remaineth in his force.
2Esdr 9 38 And when I spake these things in my heart, I looked back with mine eyes, and upon the right side I saw a woman, and, behold, she mourned and wept with a loud voice, and was much grieved in heart, and her clothes were rent, and she had ashes upon her head.
2Esdr 9 39 Then let I my thoughts go that I was in, and turned me unto her,
2Esdr 9 40 And said unto her, Wherefore weepest thou? why art thou so grieved in thy mind?
2Esdr 9 41 And she said unto me, Sir, let me alone, that I may bewail myself, and add unto my sorrow, for I am sore vexed in my mind, and brought very low.
2Esdr 9 42 And I said unto her, What aileth thee? tell me.
2Esdr 9 43 She said unto me, I thy servant have been barren, and had no child, though I had an husband thirty years,
2Esdr 9 44 And those thirty years I did nothing else day and night, and every hour, but make my, prayer to the Highest.
2Esdr 9 45 After thirty years God heard me thine handmaid, looked upon my misery, considered my trouble, and gave me a son: and I was very glad of him, so was my husband also, and all my neighbours: and we gave great honour unto the Almighty.
2Esdr 9 46 And I nourished him with great travail.
2Esdr 9 47 So when he grew up, and came to the time that he should have a wife, I made a feast.
2Esdr 10 1 And it so came to pass, that when my son was entered into his wedding chamber, he fell down, and died.
2Esdr 10 2 Then we all overthrew the lights, and all my neighbours rose up to comfort me: so I took my rest unto the second day at night.
2Esdr 10 3 And it came to pass, when they had all left off to comfort me, to the end I might be quiet; then rose I up by night and fled, and came hither into this field, as thou seest.
2Esdr 10 4 And I do now purpose not to return into the city, but here to stay, and neither to eat nor drink, but continually to mourn and to fast until I die.
2Esdr 10 5 Then left I the meditations wherein I was, and spake to her in anger, saying,
2Esdr 10 6 Thou foolish woman above all other, seest thou not our mourning, and what happeneth unto us?
2Esdr 10 7 How that Sion our mother is full of all heaviness, and much humbled, mourning very sore?
2Esdr 10 8 And now, seeing we all mourn and are sad, for we are all in heaviness, art thou grieved for one son?
2Esdr 10 9 For ask the earth, and she shall tell thee, that it is she which ought to mourn for the fall of so many that grow upon her.
2Esdr 10 10 For out of her came all at the first, and out of her shall all others come, and, behold, they walk almost all into destruction, and a multitude of them is utterly rooted out.
2Esdr 10 11 Who then should make more mourning than she, that hath lost so great a multitude; and not thou, which art sorry but for one?
2Esdr 10 12 But if thou sayest unto me, My lamentation is not like the earth's, because I have lost the fruit of my womb, which I brought forth with pains, and bare with sorrows;
2Esdr 10 13 But the earth not so: for the multitude present in it according to the course of the earth is gone, as it came:
2Esdr 10 14 Then say I unto thee, Like as thou hast brought forth with labour; even so the earth also hath given her fruit, namely, man, ever since the beginning unto him that made her.
2Esdr 10 15 Now therefore keep thy sorrow to thyself, and bear with a good courage that which hath befallen thee.
2Esdr 10 16 For if thou shalt acknowledge the determination of God to be just, thou shalt both receive thy son in time, and shalt be commended among women.
2Esdr 10 17 Go thy way then into the city to thine husband.
2Esdr 10 18 And she said unto me, That will I not do: I will not go into the city, but here will I die.
2Esdr 10 19 So I proceeded to speak further unto her, and said,
2Esdr 10 20 Do not so, but be counselled. by me: for how many are the adversities of Sion? be comforted in regard of the sorrow of Jerusalem.
2Esdr 10 21 For thou seest that our sanctuary is laid waste, our altar broken down, our temple destroyed;
2Esdr 10 22 Our psaltery is laid on the ground, our song is put to silence, our rejoicing is at an end, the light of our candlestick is put out, the ark of our covenant is spoiled, our holy things are defiled, and the name that is called upon us is almost profaned: our children are put to shame, our priests are burnt, our Levites are gone into captivity, our virgins are defiled, and our wives ravished; our righteous men carried away, our little ones destroyed, our young men are brought in bondage, and our strong men are become weak;
2Esdr 10 23 And, which is the greatest of all, the seal of Sion hath now lost her honour; for she is delivered into the hands of them that hate us.
2Esdr 10 24 And therefore shake off thy great heaviness, and put away the multitude of sorrows, that the Mighty may be merciful unto thee again, and the Highest shall give thee rest and ease from thy labour.
2Esdr 10 25 And it came to pass while I was talking with her, behold, her face upon a sudden shined exceedingly, and her countenance glistered, so that I was afraid of her, and mused what it might be.
2Esdr 10 26 And, behold, suddenly she made a great cry very fearful: so that the earth shook at the noise of the woman.
2Esdr 10 27 And I looked, and, behold, the woman appeared unto me no more, but there was a city builded, and a large place shewed itself from the foundations: then was I afraid, and cried with a loud voice, and said,
2Esdr 10 28 Where is Uriel the angel, who came unto me at the first? for he hath caused me to fall into many trances, and mine end is turned into corruption, and my prayer to rebuke.
2Esdr 10 29 And as I was speaking these words behold, he came unto me, and looked upon me.
2Esdr 10 30 And, lo, I lay as one that had been dead, and mine understanding was taken from me: and he took me by the right hand, and comforted me, and set me upon my feet, and said unto me,
2Esdr 10 31 What aileth thee? and why art thou so disquieted? and why is thine understanding troubled, and the thoughts of thine heart?
2Esdr 10 32 And I said, Because thou hast forsaken me, and yet I did according to thy words, and I went into the field, and, lo, I have seen, and yet see, that I am not able to express.
2Esdr 10 33 And he said unto me, Stand up manfully, and I will advise thee.
2Esdr 10 34 Then said I, Speak on, my lord, in me; only forsake me not, lest I die frustrate of my hope.
2Esdr 10 35 For I have seen that I knew not, and hear that I do not know.
2Esdr 10 36 Or is my sense deceived, or my soul in a dream?
2Esdr 10 37 Now therefore I beseech thee that thou wilt shew thy servant of this vision.
2Esdr 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.
2Esdr 10 39 He hath seen that thy way is right: for that thou sorrowest continually for thy people, and makest great lamentation for Sion.
2Esdr 10 40 This therefore is the meaning of the vision which thou lately sawest:
2Esdr 10 41 Thou sawest a woman mourning, and thou begannest to comfort her:
2Esdr 10 42 But now seest thou the likeness of the woman no more, but there appeared unto thee a city builded.
2Esdr 10 43 And whereas she told thee of the death of her son, this is the solution: <