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2 Maccabees 9:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
About that time came Antiochus with dishonour out of the country of Persia


2 Maccabees 9:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For he had entered the city called Persepolis, and went about to rob the temple, and to hold the city; whereupon the multitude running to defend themselves with their weapons put them to flight; and so it happened, that Antiochus being put to flight of the inhabitants returned with shame.


2 Maccabees 9:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Then swelling with anger. he thought to avenge upon the Jews the disgrace done unto him by those that made him flee. Therefore commanded he his chariotman to drive without ceasing, and to dispatch the journey, the judgment of God now following him. For he had spoken proudly in this sort, That he would come to Jerusalem and make it a common burying place of the Jews.


2 Maccabees 9:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But the Lord Almighty, the God of Isreal, smote him with an incurable and invisible plague: or as soon as he had spoken these words, a pain of the bowels that was remediless came upon him, and sore torments of the inner parts;


2 Maccabees 9:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Howbeit he nothing at all ceased from his bragging, but still was filled with pride, breathing out fire in his rage against the Jews, and commanding to haste the journey: but it came to pass that he fell down from his chariot, carried violently; so that having a sore fall, all the members of his body were much pained.


2 Maccabees 9:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And thus he that a little afore thought he might command the waves of the sea, (so proud was he beyond the condition of man) and weigh the high mountains in a balance, was now cast on the ground, and carried in an horselitter, shewing forth unto all the manifest power of God.


2 Maccabees 9:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
So that the worms rose up out of the body of this wicked man, and whiles he lived in sorrow and pain, his flesh fell away, and the filthiness of his smell was noisome to all his army.


2 Maccabees 9:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And the man, that thought a little afore he could reach to the stars of heaven, no man could endure to carry for his intolerable stink.


2 Maccabees 9:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Here therefore, being plagued, he began to leave off his great pride, and to come to the knowledge of himself by the scourge of God, his pain increasing every moment.


2 Maccabees 9:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
This wicked person vowed also unto the Lord, who now no more would have mercy upon him, saying thus,


2 Maccabees 9:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
That the holy city (to the which he was going in haste to lay it even with the ground, and to make it a common buryingplace,) he would set at liberty:


2 Maccabees 9:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And as touching the Jews, whom he had judged not worthy so much as to be buried, but to be cast out with their children to be devoured of the fowls and wild beasts, he would make them all equals to the citizens of Athens:


2 Maccabees 9:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And the holy temple, which before he had spoiled, he would garnish with goodly gifts, and restore all the holy vessels with many more, and out of his own revenue defray the charges belonging to the sacrifices:


2 Maccabees 9:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Yea, and that also he would become a Jew himself, and go through all the world that was inhabited, and declare the power of God.


2 Maccabees 9:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But for all this his pains would not cease: for the just judgment of God was come upon him: therefore despairing of his health, he wrote unto the Jews the letter underwritten, containing the form of a supplication, after this manner:


2 Maccabees 9:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Antiochus, king and governor, to the good Jews his citizens wisheth much joy, health, and prosperity:


2 Maccabees 9:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
As for me, I was weak, or else I would have remembered kindly your honour and good will returning out of Persia, and being taken with a grievous disease, I thought it necessary to care for the common safety of all:


2 Maccabees 9:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But considering that even my father, at what time he led an army into the high countries. appointed a successor,


2 Maccabees 9:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
To the end that, if any thing fell out contrary to expectation, or if any tidings were brought that were grievous, they of the land, knowing to whom the state was left, might not be troubled:


2 Maccabees 9:25 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Again, considering how that the princes that are borderers and neighbours unto my kingdom wait for opportunities, and expect what shall be the event. I have appointed my son Antiochus king, whom I often committed and commended unto many of you, when I went up into the high provinces; to whom I have written as followeth:


2 Maccabees 9:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Therefore I pray and request you to remember the benefits that I have done unto you generally, and in special, and that every man will be still faithful to me and my son.


2 Maccabees 9:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Thus the murderer and blasphemer having suffered most grievously, as he entreated other men, so died he a miserable death in a strange country in the mountains.


2 Maccabees 9:29 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And Philip, that was brought up with him, carried away his body, who also fearing the son of Antiochus went into Egypt to Ptolemeus Philometor.


2 Maccabees 10:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city:


2 Maccabees 10:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down.


2 Maccabees 10:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And having cleansed the temple they made another altar, and striking stones they took fire out of them, and offered a sacrifice after two years, and set forth incense, and lights, and shewbread.


2 Maccabees 10:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
When that was done, they fell flat down, and besought the Lord that they might come no more into such troubles; but if they sinned any more against him, that he himself would chasten them with mercy, and that they might not be delivered unto the blasphemous and barbarous nations.


2 Maccabees 10:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now upon the same day that the strangers profaned the temple, on the very same day it was cleansed again, even the five and twentieth day of the same month, which is Casleu.


2 Maccabees 10:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And they kept the eight days with gladness, as in the feast of the tabernacles, remembering that not long afore they had held the feast of the tabernacles, when as they wandered in the mountains and dens like beasts.


2 Maccabees 10:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
They ordained also by a common statute and decree, That every year those days should be kept of the whole nation of the Jews.


 


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