2 Maccabees Chapter 15
2 Nevertheless the Jews that were compelled to go with him said, O destroy not so cruelly and barbarously, but give honour to that day, which he, that seeth all things, hath honoured with holiness above all other days.
8 Wherefore he exhorted his people not to fear the coming of the heathen against them, but to remember the help which in former times they had received from heaven, and now to expect the victory and aid, which should come unto them from the Almighty.
11 Thus he armed every one of them, not so much with defence of shields and spears, as with comfortable and good words: and beside that, he told them a dream worthy to be believed, as if it had been so indeed, which did not a little rejoice them.
12 And this was his vision: That Onias, who had been high priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in conversation, gentle in condition, well spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands prayed for the whole body of the Jews.
17 Thus being well comforted by the words of Judas, which were very good, and able to stir them up to valour, and to encourage the hearts of the young men, they determined not to pitch camp, but courageously to set upon them, and manfully to try the matter by conflict, because the city and the sanctuary and the temple were in danger.
21 Maccabeus seeing the coming of the multitude, and the divers preparations of armour, and the fierceness of the beasts, stretched out his hands toward heaven, and called upon the Lord that worketh wonders, knowing that victory cometh not by arms, but even as it seemeth good to him, he giveth it to such as are worthy:
22 Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
30 And Judas, who was ever the chief defender of the citizens both in body and mind, and who continued his love toward his countrymen all his life, commanded to strike off Nicanor's head, and his hand with his shoulder, and bring them to Jerusalem.
36 And they ordained all with a common decree in no case to let that day pass without solemnity, but to celebrate the thirtieth day of the twelfth month, which in the Syrian tongue is called Adar, the day before Mardocheus' day.
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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Bryce's 2 Maccabees Chapter 15 comment on 2/05/2017, 5:15am...
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's 2 Maccabees Chapter 15 comment on 11/12/2014, 2:15pm...
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!
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