2 Maccabees

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Maccabees 7:24

“Now Antiochus thinking himselfe despised, and suspecting it to be a reprochfull speach, whiles the yongest was yet aliue, did not onely exhort him by wordes, but also assured him with oathes, that he would make him both a rich, and a happy man, if hee would turne from the Lawes of his fathers, and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affaires.”

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Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs.
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Discussion for 2 Maccabees 7

  • Rotsen
    This is the partial example of true faith and the works of the saints in their zeal unto the law of God that were done ahead and in preparation of the following perfect works of Jesu Meshiach and all His followers the saints after them.
  • John
    This is yet another clear example quoted from hebrews 11 35 that the women were commended for their faith by NOT EATING PORK.I have the full bunch of info on why Catholic Christians must not eat pork
  • Zelda Mans
    If possible, please tell me the town or city where this torturing took place?
  • Donald
    As a vegan essene I am deeply moved by their dedication and sense of honor, and equally repulsed by the heartless, disgusting, vicious, tyrannical mentality of the king.

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