Judith Chapter 1 (1611 Bible)
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4 And he made the gates thereof, euen gates that were raised to the height of seuentie cubites, & the breadth of them was fourtie cubites, for the going foorth of his mightie armies, and for the setting in aray of his footmen.)
6 And there came vnto him, all they that dwelt in the hill countrey, and all that dwelt by Euphrates, and Tigris, and Hydaspes, and the plaine of Arioch the king of the Elimeans, and very many nations of the sonnes of Chelod, assembled themselues to the battell.
7 Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, sent vnto all that dwelt in Persia, and to all that dwelt Westward, and to those that dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus and Libanus, and Antilibanus, and to all that dwelt vpon the Sea coast,
9 And to all that were in Samaria, and the cities thereof: and beyond Iordan vnto Ierusalem, and Betane, and Chellus, and Kades, and the riuer of Egypt, and Taphnes, and Ramesse, and all the land of Gesem,
11 But all the inhabitants of the land made light of the commandement of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither went they with him to the battell: for they were not afraid of him: yea he was before them as one man, and they sent away his Ambassadours from them without effect, and with disgrace.
12 Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very angry with all this countrey, and sware by his throne and kingdome, that hee would surely be auenged vpon all those coasts of Cilicia, and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would slay with the sword all the inhabitants of the land of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and all Iudea, and all that were in Egypt, till you come to the borders of the two Seas.
13 Then he marched in battell aray with his power against king Arphaxad in the seuenteenth yeere, and he preuailed in his battell: for he ouerthrew all the power of Arphaxad, and all his horsemen and all his chariots,
16 So he returned afterward to Nineue, both he and all his company of sundry nations: being a very great multitude of men of warre, and there he tooke his ease and banketted, both he and his armie an hundred and twenty dayes.
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Popoola Yusuf's Judith Chapter 1 comment on 8/01/2012, 6:53am...
I think the argument for adding this books are irrelevant, the bible contain more inspiration and power from God, this is just a tactis to distract us from performing our purpose on earth which is soul winning.
Myra's Judith Chapter 1 comment on 3/24/2012, 8:50am...
i am not going to get into the argument of whether it should or should not be included with the other books but i do believe it is very valuable as far as the history aspect, after all, archeologists use the bible to look for lost artifacts like Noah's Ark, also on the quest for the Ark of the Covenant, as far as that goes, i would say these books are invaluable, as far as my faith, I use the bible for inspiration and guidance, I cannot judge someone else' opinion, it would be detrimental and i feel they have a right to their opinion the same as i have a right to mine
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