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2 Maccabees 5:27 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But Judas Maccabeus with nine others, or thereabout, withdrew himself into the wilderness, and lived in the mountains after the manner of beasts, with his company, who fed on herbs continually, lest they should be partakers of the pollution.


2 Maccabees 6:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Not long after this the king sent an old man of Athens to compel the Jews to depart from the laws of their fathers, and not to live after the laws of God:


2 Maccabees 6:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And to pollute also the temple in Jerusalem, and to call it the temple of Jupiter Olympius; and that in Garizim, of Jupiter the Defender of strangers, as they did desire that dwelt in the place.


2 Maccabees 6:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
The coming in of this mischief was sore and grievous to the people:


2 Maccabees 6:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For the temple was filled with riot and revelling by the Gentiles, who dallied with harlots, and had to do with women within the circuit of the holy places, and besides that brought in things that were not lawful.


2 Maccabees 6:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
The altar also was filled with profane things, which the law forbiddeth.


2 Maccabees 6:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And in the day of the king's birth every month they were brought by bitter constraint to eat of the sacrifices; and when the fast of Bacchus was kept, the Jews were compelled to go in procession to Bacchus, carrying ivy.


2 Maccabees 6:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Moreover there went out a decree to the neighbour cities of the heathen, by the suggestion of Ptolemee, against the Jews, that they should observe the same fashions, and be partakers of their sacrifices:


2 Maccabees 6:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And whoso would not conform themselves to the manners of the Gentiles should be put to death. Then might a man have seen the present misery.


2 Maccabees 6:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For there were two women brought, who had circumcised their children; whom when they had openly led round about the city, the babes handing at their breasts, they cast them down headlong from the wall.


2 Maccabees 6:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And others, that had run together into caves near by, to keep the sabbath day secretly, being discovered by Philip, were all burnt together, because they made a conscience to help themselves for the honour of the most sacred day.


2 Maccabees 6:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For not as with other nations, whom the Lord patiently forbeareth to punish, till they be come to the fulness of their sins, so dealeth he with us,


2 Maccabees 6:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Lest that, being come to the height of sin, afterwards he should take vengeance of us.


2 Maccabees 6:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But let this that we at spoken be for a warning unto us. And now will we come to the declaring of the matter in a few words.


2 Maccabees 6:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Eleazar, one of the principal scribes, an aged man, and of a well favoured countenance, was constrained to open his mouth, and to eat swine's flesh.


2 Maccabees 6:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But he, choosing rather to die gloriously, than to live stained with such an abomination, spit it forth, and came of his own accord to the torment,


2 Maccabees 6:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But they that had the charge of that wicked feast, for the old acquaintance they had with the man, taking him aside, besought him to bring flesh of his own provision, such as was lawful for him to use, and make as if he did eat of the flesh taken from the sacrifice commanded by the king;


2 Maccabees 6:22 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
That in so doing he might be delivered from death, and for the old friendship with them find favour.


2 Maccabees 6:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But he began to consider discreetly, and as became his age, and the excellency of his ancient years, and the honour of his gray head, whereon was come, and his most honest education from a child, or rather the holy law made and given by God: therefore he answered accordingly, and willed them straightways to send him to the grave.


2 Maccabees 6:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For though for the present time I should be delivered from the punishment of men: yet should I not escape the hand of the Almighty, neither alive, nor dead.


2 Maccabees 6:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And leave a notable example to such as be young to die willingly and courageously for the honourable and holy laws. And when he had said these words, immediately he went to the torment:


2 Maccabees 6:29 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
They that led him changing the good will they bare him a little before into hatred, because the foresaid speeches proceeded, as they thought, from a desperate mind.


2 Maccabees 6:30 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But when he was ready to die with stripes, he groaned, and said, It is manifest unto the Lord, that hath the holy knowledge, that whereas I might have been delivered from death, I now endure sore pains in body by being beaten: but in soul am well content to suffer these things, because I fear him.


2 Maccabees 7:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
It came to pass also, that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the king against the law to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips.


2 Maccabees 7:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou ask or learn of us? we are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws of our fathers.


2 Maccabees 7:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Then the king, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons to be made hot:


2 Maccabees 7:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Which forthwith being heated, he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spake first, and to cut off the utmost parts of his body, the rest of his brethren and his mother looking on.


2 Maccabees 7:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him being yet alive to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the pan: and as the vapour of the pan was for a good space dispersed, they exhorted one another with the mother to die manfully, saying thus,


2 Maccabees 7:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
The Lord God looketh upon us, and in truth hath comfort in us, as Moses in his song, which witnessed to their faces, declared, saying, And he shall be comforted in his servants.


2 Maccabees 7:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
So when the first was dead after this number, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Wilt thou eat, before thou be punished throughout every member of thy body?


 


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