2 Maccabees 7, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was originally compiled by … 24 Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs. Pagination. 2 Maccabees Chapters « Prev; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; Next » 1 It also happened that seven brothers were arrested with their mother. We find a series of theological features in II Maccabees which were abent from I Maccabees: for example, the resurrection of the body in 7.11; 14.46, a feature which is quite a contrast first to Wisdom and then to Philo, both of whom, following Neo-Platonic lines, tend rather to teach the immortality of the soul. Revised Standard Version (RSV). They tore off the skin of his head with the hair, and asked him, “Will you eat rather than have your body punished limb by limb?” 8 He replied in the language of his fathers, and said to them, “No.” Therefore he in turn underwent tortures as the first brother had done. A Mother and Seven Sons Choose to Die Rather than Eat Pork 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, an 9 And when he was at his last breath, he said, “You accursed wretch, you dismiss us from this present life, but the King of the universe will raise us up to an everlasting renewal of life, because we have died for his laws.”. 29 Do not fear this butcher, but prove worthy of your brothers. 19 But do not think that you will go unpunished for having tried to fight against God!”, 20 The mother was especially admirable and worthy of honorable memory. 10 After him was the third made a mocking stock: and when he was required, he put out his tongue, and that right soon, holding forth his hands manfully. 37 But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that he would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess, that he alone is God; 38 And that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon our nation, may cease. CHAPTER 9. 1 # He 11.35,36 On another occasion a Jewish mother and her seven sons were arrested. 31 But you,[i] who have contrived all sorts of evil against the Hebrews, will certainly not escape the hands of God. 10 After him was the third made a mocking stock: and when he was required, he put out his tongue, and that right soon, holding forth his hands manfully. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did. Punishment and Death of Antiochus IV. 2 But one of them made himself the spokesman and said, What would you ask and learn of us? 2 Then one of the young men said, “What do you hope to gain by doing this? 3 Then the king, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons to be made hot: 4 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 7:9 Context. 12 Insomuch that the king, and they that were with him, marvelled at the young man's courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains. 2 Maccabees. But do not think that God has forsaken our people. Therefore[d] astounding things have happened. For we are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our fathers.”, 3 The king fell into a rage, and gave orders that pans and caldrons be heated. 26 After much urging on his part, she undertook to persuade her son. 2 MaccabeesChapter 7. + Text Size —. 2 Maccabees 7:27 Or have borne the burden of your education. 27 But, leaning close to him, she spoke in their native tongue as follows, deriding the cruel tyrant: “My son, have pity on me. And when he was about to die, he said, “Do not deceive yourself in vain. 39 The king fell into a rage, and handled him worse than the others, being exasperated at his scorn. 2 Maccabees 7. 34 But thou, O godless man, and of all other most wicked, be not lifted up without a cause, nor puffed up with uncertain hopes, lifting up thy hand against the servants of God: 35 For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, who seeth all things. 2 Maccabees 7:9 Context. 21 Yea, she exhorted every one of them in her own language, filled with courageous spirits; and stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly stomach, she said unto them. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 2 Maccabees chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 1 The brethren, the Jews that be at Jerusalem and in the land of Judea, wish unto the brethren, the Jews that are throughout Egypt health and peace:. 29 Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of thy brethren, take thy death that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. 18 After him also they brought the sixth, who being ready to die said, Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our God: therefore marvellous things are done unto us. 23 Therefore the Creator of the world, who shaped the beginning of man and devised the origin of all things, will in his mercy give life and breath back to you again, since you now forget yourselves for the sake of his laws.”, 24 Anti′ochus felt that he was being treated with contempt, and he was suspicious of her reproachful tone. It was not I who gave you life and breath, nor I who set in order the elements within each of you. 2 Maccabees 11:7 Context. [f] 28 I beseech you, my child, to look at the heaven and the earth and see everything that is in them, and recognize that God did not make them out of things that existed. 33 And if our living Lord is angry for a little while, to rebuke and discipline us, he will again be reconciled with his own servants. 28 I beseech thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not; and so was mankind made likewise. But for you there will be no resurrection to life!”, 15 Next they brought forward the fifth and maltreated him. 2 Maccabees chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 This Simon now, of whom we spake afore, having been a betrayer of the money, and of his country, slandered Onias, as if he had terrified Heliodorus, and been the worker of these evils.. 2 Thus was he bold to call him a traitor, that had deserved well of the city, and tendered his own nation, and was so zealous of the laws. 2 Maccabees 7 On another occasion a Jewish mother and her seven sons were arrested. 2 Maccabees 7:29 Context. I will not obey the king's commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the law that was given unto our fathers by Moses. CHAPTER 2. 5 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. 41 Last of all, the mother died, after her sons. Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 32 For we are suffering because of our own sins. 2 Maccabees 7:32 Context. 21 She encouraged each of them in the language of their fathers. 1 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. 37 I, like my brothers, give up body and life for the laws of our fathers, appealing to God to show mercy soon to our nation and by afflictions and plagues to make you confess that he alone is God, 38 and through me and my brothers to bring to an end the wrath of the Almighty which has justly fallen on our whole nation.”. Why is 2 Maccabees shown with the King James Bible? 2 Maccabees 7:31 The Greek here for you is singular. The smoke from the pan spread widely, but the brothers[b] and their mother encouraged one another to die nobly, saying, 6 “The Lord God is watching over us and in truth has compassion on us, as Moses declared in his song which bore witness against the people to their faces, when he said, ‘And he will have compassion on his servants.’”, 7 After the first brother had died in this way, they brought forward the second for their sport. 7. 30 Whiles she was yet speaking these words, the young man said, Whom wait ye for? Used by permission. The king was trying to compel them to eat the forbidden pork by torturing them with whips and cords. A Mother and Her Sons Die for Their Faith. 26 And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. 31 And thou, that hast been the author of all mischief against the Hebrews, shalt not escape the hands of God. 6 Now when they that were with Maccabeus heard that he … 2 Maccabees 7:12 Context. we are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws of our fathers. 27 But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee such three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education. 5 When he was utterly helpless, the king[a] ordered them to take him to the fire, still breathing, and to fry him in a pan. 2 Maccabees 7:28 Or God made them out of things that did not exist. 29 Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of thy brethren, take thy death that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. 30 Whiles she was yet speaking these words, the young man said, Whom wait ye for? 5 So he came to Judea, and drew near to Bethsura, which was a strong town, but distant from Jerusalem about five furlongs, and he laid sore siege unto it. 2 God be gracious unto you, and remember his covenant that he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his faithful servants;. 16 Then looked he unto the king, and said, Thou hast power over men, thou art corruptible, thou doest what thou wilt; yet think not that our nation is forsaken of God; 17 But abide a while, and behold his great power, how he will torment thee and thy seed. The youngest brother being still alive, Anti′ochus[e] not only appealed to him in words, but promised with oaths that he would make him rich and enviable if he would turn from the ways of his fathers, and that he would take him for his friend and entrust him with public affairs. 42 Let this be enough, then, about the eating of sacrifices and the extreme tortures. A Mother and Her Sons Die for Their Faith. Though she saw her seven sons perish within a single day, she bore it with good courage because of her hope in the Lord. I will not obey the king’s command, but I obey the command of the law that was given to our fathers through Moses. For we are suffering these things on our own account, because of our sins against our own God. 6 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. 40 So he died in his integrity, putting his whole trust in the Lord. v. t. e. The Second Book of Maccabees, also called 2 Maccabees, is a deuterocanonical book originally in Greek which focuses on the Maccabean Revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Seleucid Empire general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the hard work. 2 Maccabees 7 There were also seven brothers who were arrested along with their mother. 26 And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. 36 For our brothers after enduring a brief suffering have drunk[j] of everflowing life under God’s covenant; but you, by the judgment of God, will receive just punishment for your arrogance. Accept death, so that in God’s mercy I may get you back again with your brothers.”, 30 While she was still speaking, the young man said, “What are you[h] waiting for? 7 On another occasion a Jewish mother and her seven sons were arrested. 4 These were heated immediately, and he commanded that the tongue of their spokesman be cut out and that they scalp him and cut off his hands and feet, while the rest of the brothers and the mother looked on. 2 Maccabees 7 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. 39 Than the king' being in a rage, handed him worse than all the rest, and took it grievously that he was mocked. 2 Maccabees 7 contigit autem et septem fratres cum matre adprehensos conpelli a rege contra fas ad carnes porcinas flagris et taureis cruciatos unus autem ex illis qui erat primus sic ait quid quaeris et quid vis discere a nobis parati sumus mori magis quam pat... Read verse in The Latin Vulgate w/ Apocrypha 19 But think not thou, that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished. 9 And when he was at the last gasp, he said, Thou like a fury takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his laws, unto everlasting life. 2 Maccabees 7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) The Martyrdom of Seven Brothers. 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. 40 So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord. 7. I will not obey the king's commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the law that was given unto our fathers by Moses. 6 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 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Martyrdom of Seven Brothers. 2 Maccabees chapter 6 KJV (King James Version) 1 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:. * 1 a About that time Antiochus retreated in disgrace from the region of Persia. 13 Now when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner. 2 Maccabees shown with the King James Bible? 1 # Heb 11.35–36 On another occasion a Jewish mother and her seven sons were arrested. 2 Maccabees 7. 8 But he answered in his own language, and said, No. The king was having them beaten to force them to eat pork. But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou as... Read verse in King James Version w/ Apocrypha 10 After him, the third was the victim of their sport. 25 But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the king called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life. 42 Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures. 15 Afterward they brought the fifth also, and mangled him. 13 When he too had died, they maltreated and tortured the fourth in the same way. The king was having them beaten to force them to eat pork. 2 Maccabees 7:30 The Greek here for you is plural. 34 But you, unholy wretch, you most defiled of all men, do not be elated in vain and puffed up by uncertain hopes, when you raise your hand against the children of heaven. 41 Last of all after the sons the mother died. We would rather die than abandon the traditi... Read … 2 Maccabees 7:1–42 The Martyrdom of Seven Brothers (4 Macc 8–18) 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. 36 For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God's covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride. 2 Maccabees 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine's flesh. 35 You have not yet escaped the judgment of the almighty, all-seeing God. 33 And though the living Lord be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall he be at one again with his servants. 8 And he answered in good round Hebrew,[2] eat he would not; whereupon he, in his turn, suffered like the first. The Official Catholic Scripture Study International Bible, Largeprint, Bonded Leather, Black - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, RSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, Genuine leather, Black, Spiritual Warfare Bible, Imitation Leather, Ignatius Journaling and Note-Taking Bible: Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition. When it was demanded, he quickly put out his tongue and courageously stretched forth his hands, 11 and said nobly, “I got these from Heaven, and because of his laws I disdain them, and from him I hope to get them back again.” 12 As a result the king himself and those with him were astonished at the young man’s spirit, for he regarded his sufferings as nothing. 7. 1 It also happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law.a. Martyrdom of a Mother and Her Seven Sons. Previous chapter Previous chapter; Chapter 6; ... 7 Moreover, at the monthly celebration of the king’s birthday the Jews, from bitter necessity, had to partake of the sacrifices, and when the festival of Dionysus * was celebrated, they … In 2 Maccabees 1–7, Seth Ehorn provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of 2 Maccabees.The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. When the hair was torn from his head and the skin with it, they asked, Would he eat, or must his whole body pay for it, limb by limb? 16 But he looked at the king,[c] and said, “Because you have authority among men, mortal though you are, you do what you please. 2 He had entered the city called Persepolis and attempted to rob the temples and gain control of the city. 7 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? 29 Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of thy brethren, take thy death that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. [g] Thus also mankind comes into being. Bible portal. 2 Maccabees 7:21 Context. Filled with a noble spirit, she fired her woman’s reasoning with a man’s courage, and said to them, 22 “I do not know how you came into being in my womb. 2 Then one of the young men said, “What do you hope to gain by doing this? 4 Not at all considering the power of God but puffed up with his ten thousands of footmen, and his thousands of horsemen, and his fourscore elephants. 18 After him also they brought the sixth, who being ready to die said, Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our God: therefore marvellous things are done unto us. 2 Maccabees 7. I carried you nine months in my womb, and nursed you for three years, and have reared you and brought you up to this point in your life, and have taken care of you. 1 It also happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. Then one of the young men said, "What do you hope to gain by doing this? 2 Maccabees 7:36 Cn: Gk fallen. 11 And said courageously, These I had from heaven; and for his laws I despise them; and from him I hope to receive them again. 25 Since the young man would not listen to him at all, the king called the mother to him and urged her to advise the youth to save himself. All rights reserved. Why is 1 In the records it will be found that Jeremiah the prophet ordered the deportees to take some of the fire with them as indicated, 2 and that the prophet, in giving them the law, directed the deportees not to forget the commandments of the Lord or be led astray in their thoughts, when seeing the gold and silver idols and their adornments. 17 Keep on, and see how his mighty power will torture you and your descendants!”, 18 After him they brought forward the sixth. 2 Then one of the young men said, 19 But think not thou, that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished. 20 But the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory: for when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bare it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in the Lord. The king was having them beaten to force them to eat pork. 7 So died the first, and now the second must make sport for them. The king was having them beaten to force them to eat pork. Chapter 7 Martyrdom of a Mother and Her Seven Sons. 28 I beseech thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not; and so was mankind made likewise. 2 Maccabees 7 Good News Translation (GNT) A Mother and Her Sons Die for Their Faith. 22 I cannot tell how ye came into my womb: for I neither gave you breath nor life, neither was it I that formed the members of every one of you; 23 But doubtless the Creator of the world, who formed the generation of man, and found out the beginning of all things, will also of his own mercy give you breath and life again, as ye now regard not your own selves for his laws' sake. 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. 9 And when he was at the last gasp, he said, Thou like a fury takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his laws, unto everlasting life. 1 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 But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou ask or learn of us? 14 So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life. 2 Maccabees. 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and cords, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. 1 'To their brothers, the Jews living in Egypt, from their brothers, the Jews in Jerusalem and Judaea, greetings and untroubled peace. 2 'May God prosper you, remembering his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants. 2 Maccabees chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 It is also found in the records, that Jeremy the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take of the fire, as it hath been signified:. 6 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 One of them, acting as their spokesman, said, “What do you intend to ask and learn from us? 2 Maccabees 7:31 Context. 1 And it came to pass that seven brethren also with their mother were at the king’s command taken and shamefully handled with scourges and cords, to compel them to taste of the abominable swine’s flesh. 14 And when he was near death, he said, “One cannot but choose to die at the hands of men and to cherish the hope that God gives of being raised again by him. 2 Maccabees 2:4-7 RSVCE - It was also in the writing that the - Bible Gateway. 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