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"THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT" in the KJV Bible


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2 Maccabees 14:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Howbeit having gotten opportunity to further his foolish enterprize, and being called into counsel by Demetrius, and asked how the Jews stood affected, and what they intended, he answered thereunto:


2 Maccabees 14:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Those of the Jews that he called Assideans, whose captain is Judas Maccabeus, nourish war and are seditious, and will not let the rest be in peace.


2 Maccabees 14:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Therefore I, being deprived of mine ancestors' honour, I mean the high priesthood, am now come hither:


2 Maccabees 14:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
First, verily for the unfeigned care I have of things pertaining to the king; and secondly, even for that I intend the good of mine own countrymen: for all our nation is in no small misery through the unadvised dealing of them aforersaid.


2 Maccabees 14:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Wherefore, O king, seeing knowest all these things, be careful for the country, and our nation, which is pressed on every side, according to the clemency that thou readily shewest unto all.


2 Maccabees 14:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For as long as Judas liveth, it is not possible that the state should be quiet.


2 Maccabees 14:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
This was no sooner spoken of him, but others of the king's friends, being maliciously set against Judas, did more incense Demetrius.


2 Maccabees 14:12 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And forthwith calling Nicanor, who had been master of the elephants, and making him governor over Judea, he sent him forth,


2 Maccabees 14:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Commanding him to slay Judas, and to scatter them that were with him, and to make Alcimus high priest of the great temple.


2 Maccabees 14:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Then the heathen, that had fled out of Judea from Judas, came to Nicanor by flocks, thinking the harm and calamities of the Jews to be their welfare.


2 Maccabees 14:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now when the Jews heard of Nicanor's coming, and that the heathen were up against them, they cast earth upon their heads, and made supplication to him that had established his people for ever, and who always helpeth his portion with manifestation of his presence.


2 Maccabees 14:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
So at the commandment of the captain they removed straightways from thence, and came near unto them at the town of Dessau.


2 Maccabees 14:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now Simon, Judas' brother, had joined battle with Nicanor, but was somewhat discomfited through the sudden silence of his enemies.


2 Maccabees 14:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Nevertheless Nicanor, hearing of the manliness of them that were with Judas, and the courageousness that they had to fight for their country, durst not try the matter by the sword.


2 Maccabees 14:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
So when they had taken long advisement thereupon, and the captain had made the multitude acquainted therewith, and it appeared that they were all of one mind, they consented to the covenants,


2 Maccabees 14:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And appointed a day to meet in together by themselves: and when the day came, and stools were set for either of them,


2 Maccabees 14:22 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Ludas placed armed men ready in convenient places, lest some treachery should be suddenly practised by the enemies: so they made a peaceable conference.


2 Maccabees 14:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now Nicanor abode in Jerusalem, and did no hurt, but sent away the people that came flocking unto him.


2 Maccabees 14:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And he would not willingly have Judas out of his sight: for he love the man from his heart


2 Maccabees 14:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But Alcimus, perceiving the love that was betwixt them, and considering the covenants that were made, came to Demetrius, and told him that Nicanor was not well affected toward the state; for that he had ordained Judas, a traitor to his realm, to be the king's successor.


2 Maccabees 14:27 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Then the king being in a rage, and provoked with the accusations of the most wicked man, wrote to Nicanor, signifying that he was much displeased with the covenants, and commanding him that he should send Maccabeus prisoner in all haste unto Antioch.


2 Maccabees 14:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
When this came to Nicanor's hearing, he was much confounded in himself, and took it grievously that he should make void the articles which were agreed upon, the man being in no fault.


2 Maccabees 14:29 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But because there was no dealing against the king, he watched his time to accomplish this thing by policy.


2 Maccabees 14:31 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But the other, knowing that he was notably prevented by Judas' policy, came into the great and holy temple, and commanded the priests, that were offering their usual sacrifices, to deliver him the man.


2 Maccabees 14:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And when they sware that they could not tell where the man was whom he sought,


2 Maccabees 14:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
He stretched out his right hand toward the temple, and made an oath in this manner: If ye will not deliver me Judas as a prisoner, I will lay this temple of God even with the ground, and I will break down the altar, and erect a notable temple unto Bacchus.


2 Maccabees 14:34 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
After these words he departed. Then the priests lifted up their hands toward heaven, and besought him that was ever a defender of their nation, saying in this manner;


2 Maccabees 14:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Thou, O Lord of all things, who hast need of nothing, wast pleased that the temple of thine habitation should be among us:


2 Maccabees 14:37 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Now was there accused unto Nicanor one Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, a lover of his countrymen, and a man of very good report, who for his kindness was called a father of the Jews.


2 Maccabees 14:38 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For in the former times, when they mingled not themselves with the Gentiles, he had been accused of Judaism, and did boldly jeopard his body and life with all vehemency for the religion of the Jews.


 


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