2 Maccabees 15:39

“For as it is hurtful to drink wine or water alone; and as wine mingled with water is pleasant, and delighteth the taste: even so speech finely framed delighteth the ears of them that read the story. And here shall be an end.”

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For as it is hurtfull to drinke wine, or water alone; & as wine mingled with water is pleasant, and delighteth the tast: euen so speech finely framed, delighteth the eares of them that read the storie. And heere shall be an end.
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Discussion for 2 Maccabees 15

  • Bryce
    This book is very interesting historically, but it is not profitable for doctrine. It is not part of the Bible. Look at chapter 12 on praying for the dead. Don t think that just because a book is ancient or sounds stylistically similar to the Bible that it is the Bible.
  • Charis
    Raimundo, just because one verse doesn 't make sense to you, you are planning to throw away the whole book? What about passages like this in the Bible that you have And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6 6 And then you read this God is not a man, that he should lie neither the son of man, that he should repent hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23 19 If you don 't understand, then pray to the Most High Ahayah to give you understanding, because if you have this thinking, then you should throw the whole Bible away. Just because Jehovah is in the Bible, while I know in my research that "Jehovah " is "Jahbulon ", the God of the Masons, Lucifer called the Devil, does that mean I should throw away the Bible? Lol The Bible itself says that the scribes have manipulated the word of God for their own profits, but that doesn 't change the fact that the word of God is the will of God. Only the Most High can guide you in His word to understand fully what is written in the Good Book!
  • Raimundo for verse 38
    First time I read in the Bible a statement that makes me wonder about the authority of God's inspiration of a book. God will never apologize to men what He wants to communicate through scripture."And if I haue done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired: but if slenderly, and meanly, it is that which I could attaine vnto." First of all - God said in Genesis when He created the world that everything He done was good because He is perfect and He knows everything because He is in control of everything and do whatever He wants. Second: God will never do something slander or meanly which mean(Deficient in amount or quality or extent). Having said that I can't accept this book as the Word of God.
  • Mini
    I was praying for my husbands job, after he lost his job, many times I was guided to read Esther from both the texts and I took it as a promise from God for our situation, claiming such blessing for me. Today is very important, after prayers I asked for a verse for me and opened this reading, I never knew this story before, when I read the full thing, it really looked like for me and also the mention of Mordecai, which was always given for my husband
  • Art Stanton
    I preceive that the Books of Maccabees proclaim faith and resurrection as the essence of Judaism, making Christian a copy of this original faith.

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