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Lord: praise and exalt him above all for holy and humble of heart, bless ye the Cp. ver. 16.
5900_all ye beasts and cattle, Lord: praise and exalt him above all
bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt him for ever. 660 u Ananias, Azarias, and 4 Dan. 1. 6, P Ps. 148. 11, above all for ever. *60 P O ye children of Misael, bless ye the Lord : praise and
men, bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt exalt him above all for ever: v for he 1 Ps. 135. 19. him above all for ever. 6119 0 let Israel hath rescued us from Shell, and saved "Sce Ps. 116.
bless the Lord: praise and exalt him us from the hand of death: he hath deli-
exalt him above all for ever. 63r0 ye of the fire hath he delivered us. 6700 Cp. See Ps. 113. servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:
praise and exalt him above all for ever. for his mercy endureth for ever. 680 all • Cp. Heb. 6480) ye spirits and souls of the right- ye that worship the Lord, bless the God
eous, bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt of gods, praise him, and give him thanks:
Ps. 134. 1.
1 Macc. 4. 24. See Ps. 13. 1. * Ps. 136.2
Set apart from the beginning of DANIEL, because it is not in the Hebrew,
as neither the Narration of Bel and the Dragon.
&. 3. byer. 31.
• Luke 1. 6.
ver. 7, 15.
2 THERE dwelt a man in Babylon, and they were gone out, they parted the one
his name was Joakim: 2 and he took a from the other, and turning back again * Cp. Luke wife, whose name was a Susanna, the they came to the same place; and after
daughter of Helkias, ba very fair wo- that they had asked one another the
3 Her parents also were c righteous, and then appointed they a time both toDeut. 6. 7. taught their daughter d according to the gether, when they might find her alone.
law of Moses. 4 Now Joakim was a 15 And it fell out, as they watched a fit
honourable than all others. 5 And the hot. 16 And there was nobody there Cp. ver. 41, same year there were appointed Stwo of save the two elders, that had hid them.
the ancients of the people to be judges, selves, and watched her. 17 Then she
I such as the Lord spake of, that wicked said to her maids, Bring me oil and 9 Cp. Jer. ness came from Babylon from ancient washing balls, and shut the garden doors,
judges, who were accounted to govern that I may wash me. 18 And they did
the people. 6 These kept much at Joa- as she bade them, and shut the garden * Cp. Ex. 22. kim's house: and hall that had any doors, and went out themselves at the 9 mg.
suits in law came unto them. 7 Now side doors to fetch the things that she
24. 14. * Cp. ver. 41. See Lev.
1 Some M88. read o Israel, bless ye.
2 Some MSS. omit of the Lord.
3 Or, the grave Gr. Hades.
P ver. 2.
Ex. 23. 7.
* Cp. Gen. do it, than n to sin in the sight of the mean these words that thou hast spoken?
Lord. 24 With that Susanna cried with 48 So he standing in the midst of them
report made of Susanna. 28 And it came us, seeing God bath given thee the
assembled to her husband Joakim, the unto them, Put them asunder one far
man, and Pbeauteous to behold. 32 And innocent, and letting the guilty go free;
be unveiled, (for she was veiled) that righteous shalt thou not slay. 54 Now
their hands upon her head. 35 And she well hast thou lied against thine own
her heart trusted in the Lord. 36 And hath received the sentence of God and
d Cp. Ezek young man, who there was hid, came deceived thee, and lust e hath perverted unto her, and lay with her. 38 And we, thine heart. 57 Thus have ye dealt with per. 9. being in a corner of the garden, saw this the daughters of Israel, and they for wickedness, and ran unto them. 39 And fear companied with you: but the Cp. ver. 48. when we saw them together, the man daughter of Judah would not abide your we could not hold: for he was stronger wickedness. 58 Now therefore tell me, than we, and opened the doors, and Under what tree didst thou take them leaped out. 40 But having taken this companying together? Who answered, woman, we asked who the young man Under a holm tree. 59 Then said Daniel was, but she would not tell us: these unto him, Right well hast thou also lied
things do we testify. 41 Then the as. against thine own head: for the angel of * Cp. ver. B. sembly believed them, as those that God waiteth with the sword to cut thee See ver. 55.
were elders of the people and judges: so in two, that he may destroy you. 60 With * Op. ver. 22. u they condemned her to death. 42 Then that all the assembly cried out with a
Susanna cried out with a loud voice, loud voice, and blessed God, who saveth
and said, O everlasting God, v that them that hope in him. 61 And they Op. ver. 35.
that they have borne false witness of their own mouth: 62 and i according to Deut. 19.
44 And the Lord heard her voice. to death, and the innocent blood was saved
45 Therefore when she was led away u to the same day. 63 Thereforej Helkias and ver. 2, 20. "Cr 2 Chr. be put to death, God w raised up the his wife praised God for their daughter & Hag. 1.
holy spirit of a young youth, whose Susanna, with Joakim her husband, and
name was Daniel : 46 and he cried with he kindred, becau there was no
of this woman. 47 Then all the people that day forth was Daniel had in great
Ps. 44. 21.
BEL AND THE DRAGON.
& 10. 1.
cCp. Dan. 6. 10.
4. See Ps.42.2 & Rest of
And king Astyages was gathered to in the night came the priests with their * Pan. 6. 28 his fathers, and a Cyrus the Persian re- wives and children, as they were wont
ceived his kingdom. 2 And Daniel lived to do, and did eat and drink up all.
all his friends. 3 Now the Babylonians and Daniel with him. 17 And the king b See Isai. had an idol, called "Bel, and there were said, Daniel, are the seals whole? And
spent upon him every day twelve great he said, Yea, o king, they be whole.
he said, Because I may not do honour and said, Behold now the pavement, d See P8. 115. to idols d made with hands, but to ethe and mark well whose footsteps are
living God, who hath created the heaven these. 20 And the king said, I see the
and the earth, and hath sovereignty over footsteps of men, women, and children. Esth. 16.16. all flesh. 6 Then said the king unto him, And then the king was angry, ar and
Thinkest thou not that Bel is a living took the priests with their wives and
eateth and drinketh every day? 7 Then doors, where they came in, and con/ ver. 19. Daniel Klaughed, and said, 0 king, be sumed such things as were upon the
not deceived: for this is but clay within, table. 22 ? Therefore the king slew them, Cp. ver. 28. " Ecclus. 30. and brass without, and did never geat and delivered Bel into Daniel's power,
h Cp. ver. 3.
or drink anything. 8 So the king was who overthrew him and his temple.
and mingle the wine and set it forth, made lumps thereof: this he put in the (p. Dan, 6. and shut the door fast, and i seal it with dragon's mouth, so the dragon did eat
thine own signet; 12 and when thou and burst in sunder: and Daniel said,
1 Or, serpent
9 Cp. Hab.
BEL AND THE DRAGON-THE PRAYER OF MANASSES.
33 Now there was in Jewry Ithe pro. O God: (neither hast thou forsaken Cp Ps. 8. phet 1 Habakkuk, who had made pottage, them that love thee. 39 So Daniel arose, and had broken bread into a bowl, and and did eat: and the angel of God set was going into the field, for to bring it Habakkuk in his own place again immeto the reapers. 34 But the angel of the diately. 40 Upon the seventh day u the Cp. Dan, Lord said unto Habakkuk, Go carry the king came to bewail Daniel: and when dinner that thou hast into Babylon unto he came to the den, he looked in, and, Daniel, in the lions' den. 35 And Habak- behold, Daniel was sitting. 41 Then kuk said, Lord, I never saw Babylon; cried the king with a loud voice, saying, neither do I know where the den is. Great art thou, O Lord, thou v God of Cp. Dan. 36 Then the angel of the Lord rtook Daniel, and there is none other beside him by the crown, and lifted him up thee. 42 And he drew him out, and by the hair of his head, and with the wcast those that were the cause of his * Cp. Dan. blast of his breath set him in Babylon destruction into the den: and they were over the den. 37 And Habakkuk cried, devoured in a moment before his face.
Cp. Ezek. 8. 3.
PRAYER OF MANASSES
KING OF JUDAH,
WHEN HE WAS HOLDEN CAPTIVE IN BABYLON.
. Matt. 6. 9.
O Lord Almighty, a that art in heaven, sands of the sea. My transgressions - Isai. 59. 12. Luke 11. 2 bthou God of our fathers, of Abraham, are multiplied, 50 Lord: my transgresSee Ex. 3. and Isaac, and Jacob, and of ctheir sions are multiplied, and *I am not * Cp. Ezra
righteous seed; who hast made heaven worthy to behold and see the height of e Cp. Ecclús. 10. 19. and earth, with all the 2 ornament there- heaven for the multitude of mine ini. d See Job 38. of; d who hast bound the sea by the quities. I am bowed down l with many 'Cp. 2 Chr.
word of thy commandment; who hast iron bands, that k I cannot lift up mine
able: thy merciful promise is unmeasur- 8 detestable things. Now therefore I Rom. 11.31. able and eunsearchable; for thou art the bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching
Lord Most High, I of great compassion, thee of grace. I have sinned, O Lord,
mercies hast appointed repentance unto me into the lower parts of the earth. 9 Cp. ? Cor. sinners, I that they may be saved. Thou For thou, o0 Lord, art the God of them
See Ps. 63. therefore, O Lord, that art the God of that repent; and in me thou wilt shew the just, hast not appointed repentance all thy goodness : for thou wilt save me, PCp. Ps. 103. to the just, to Abraham, and Isaac, and that am unworthy, according to thy great
Jacob, which have not sinned against mercy. And I will praise thee for ever all Chr. 2. Cp. Wis- thee; but I thou hast appointed repent. the days of my life: Pfor all the host of
ance unto me that am a sinner: for I heaven doth sing thy praise, and a thine iCp. P's. 40.
have sinned i above the number of the is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
. 3. . Joel 2. 13.
Ecclus. 2. 11. See Ps. 86. 15.
• Isai. 44. 23.
1 Gr. Ambakoum. 2 Or, order Or, array Gen. 2. 1 (GK). 3 Gr. of the evils of men. 4 The
The Alex. MS. omits ( Lord...multiplied. * Some authorities
THE FIRST BOOK
& ch. 6. 2.
# See 1 Kin. 21. 20.
b ch. &. 3. See Gen 10. 4.
11, 25 & 2 Mace.
* ch. 3, 34
2 Macc. 4.
+ See Ex. 25. 31-37.
1 AND it came to pass, after that joined themselves to the 3 Gentiles, and
son m sold themselves to do evil.
4, al. * Cp. ch. 11. And cthe earth was quiet before him, I and many fell wounded to death. 19 And P ch. 10.51.
and he was exalted, and his heart was they got possession of the strong cities
& Co. ch. 16.
2 Macc, 5. 5 And after these things he fell sick, and dred and forty and third year, and went perceived that he should die. 6 And he up against Israel and Jerusalem with a called his servants, which were honour- 5 great multitude, 21 and entered presumpable, which had been brought up with tuously into the sanctuary, and took him from his youth, and he divided the golden altar, and the candlestick See Ex. 30. unto them his kingdom, while he was of the light, and all that pertained thereyet alive. 7 And Alexander reigned to, 22 and u the table of the shewbread, iwelve years, and he died. 8 And his and v the cups to pour withal, and the "See Ex. 25.
servants bare rule, each one in his place. bowls, and the golden censers, and w the ech. 6. 15 9 And they did all put ddiadems upon veil, and the crowns, and the adorning of " See Ex. 26.
themselves after that he was dead, and gold which was on the face of the temple,
* Cp ch.4 rears: and they multiplied evils in the the silver and the gold and the precious op. ch. 2. earth.
vessels; and he took the hidden treaso And there came forth out of them a sures which he found. 24 And when he Cp. Deut. e sinful root, / Antiochus Epiphanes, son had taken all, he went away into his
of Antiochus the king, who had been own land, and he made a great slaugh- See 2 Macc. 2 Macc. 2.
a hostage at Rome, and he reigned in ter, and spake very presumptuously.
2 the hundred and thirty and seventh 25 And there came great mourning upon Cp. ch. 3.
year of the kingdom of the Greeks. Israel, in every place where they were;
11 In those days I came there forth 26 and the rulers and elders groaned, & 2 Macc.
out of Israel transgressors of the the virgins and young men were made See Deut. law, and persuaded many, saying, Let feeble, and the beauty of the women was
us go and make a covenant with the changed. 27a Every bridegroom took up * Cp. Jer. 7.
many evils have befallen us. 12 And the the land was moved for the inhabitants En Judg. saying was good in their eyes. 13 And thereof, and all the house of Jacob was
certain of the people were forward here- clothed with shame. Sce 2 Macc. in and i went to the king, and he gave 29 And after 7two full years othe king p:2 Macc.
them licence to do after the ordinances sent a chief collector of tribute unto the *Cp.2 Macc. of the 3 Gentiles. 14 And k they built a cities of Judah, and he came unto Jeru. 4. 9, 12,
place of exercise in Jerusalem accord- salem with a great multitude. 30C And Cp: 2 Mace. ing to the laws of the 3 Gentiles; 15 and he spake words of peace unto them in
5. 25, 28. Cp. I Cor.
Ithey made themselves uncircumcised, subtilty, and they gave him credence:
& 8. 14.
That is, the Greek Empire. Compare ver. 10 and ch. 6. 2
2 circa B.C. 176. 3 Or, nations: and so throughout this book,
4 Gr. heavy 5 Or, armament
e circa B.C. 170. Gr. two years of days.