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2 Esdras

1611 KJV < < Chapter 3 > > Modern

3:1 In the thirtieth yeere after the ruine of the citie, I was in Babylon, and lay troubled vpon my bed, and my thoughts came vp ouer my heart.

  

3:1 In the thirtieth year after the ruin of the city I was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart:

3:2 For I saw the desolation of Sion, and the wealth of them that dwelt at Babylon.

3:2 For I saw the desolation of Sion, and the wealth of them that dwelt at Babylon.

3:3 And my spirit was sore moued, so that I began to speake words full of feare to the most High, and said,

3:3 And my spirit was sore moved, so that I began to speak words full of fear to the most High, and said,

3:4 O Lord, who bearest rule, thou spakest at the beginning, when thou didst plant the earth (and that thy selfe alone) and commandedst the people,

3:4 O Lord, who bearest rule, thou spakest at the beginning, when thou didst plant the earth, and that thyself alone, and commandedst the people,

3:5 And gauest a body vnto Adam without soule, which was the workemanship of thine hands, & didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made liuing before thee.

3:5 And gavest a body unto Adam without soul, which was the workmanship of thine hands, and didst breathe into him the breath of life, and he was made living before thee.

3:6 And thou leddest him into paradise, which thy right hand had planted, before euer the earth came forward.

3:6 And thou leadest him into paradise, which thy right hand had planted, before ever the earth came forward.

3:7 And vnto him thou gauest commandement to loue thy way, which he transgressed, and immediatly thou appointedst death in him, and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kinreds out of number.

3:7 And unto him thou gavest commandment to love thy way: which he transgressed, and immediately thou appointedst death in him and in his generations, of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds, out of number.

3:8 And euery people walked after their owne will, and did wonderfull things before thee, and despised thy commandements.

3:8 And every people walked after their own will, and did wonderful things before thee, and despised thy commandments.

3:9 And againe in processe of time thou broughtest the flood vpon those that dwelt in the world, and destroyedst them.

3:9 And again in process of time thou broughtest the flood upon those that dwelt in the world, and destroyedst them.

3:10 And it came to passe in euery of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.

3:10 And it came to pass in every of them, that as death was to Adam, so was the flood to these.

3:11 Neuerthelesse one of them thou leftest, namely Noah with his household, of whom came all righteous men.

3:11 Nevertheless one of them thou leftest, namely, Noah with his household, of whom came all righteous men.

3:12 And it happened, that when they that dwelt vpon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they beganne againe to be more vngodly then the first.

3:12 And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.

3:13 Now when they liued so wickedly before thee, thou diddest choose thee a man from among them, whose name was Abraham.

3:13 Now when they lived so wickedly before thee, thou didst choose thee a man from among them, whose name was Abraham.

3:14 Him thou louedst, and vnto him onely thou shewedst thy will:

3:14 Him thou lovedst, and unto him only thou shewedst thy will:

3:15 And madest an euerlasting couenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest neuer forsake his seede.

3:15 And madest an everlasting covenant with him, promising him that thou wouldest never forsake his seed.

3:16 And vnto him, thou gauest Isahac, and vnto Isahac also thou gauest Iacob and Esau. As for Iacob thou didst choose him to thee, and put by Esau: and so Iacob became a great multitude.

3:16 And unto him thou gavest Isaac, and unto Isaac also thou gavest Jacob and Esau. As for Jacob, thou didst choose him to thee, and put by Esau: and so Jacob became a great multitude.

3:17 And it came to passe, that when thou leddest his seede out of Egypt, thou broughtest them vp to the mount Sina.

3:17 And it came to pass, that when thou leadest his seed out of Egypt, thou broughtest them up to the mount Sinai.

3:18 And bowing the heauens, thou didest set fast the earth, mouedst the whole world, and madest the depth to tremble, and troubledst the men of that age.

3:18 And bowing the heavens, thou didst set fast the earth, movedst the whole world, and madest the depths to tremble, and troubledst the men of that age.

3:19 And thy glory went through foure gates, of fire, and of earthquake, and of wind, and of cold, that thou mightest giue the law vnto the seed of Iacob, and diligence vnto the generation of Israel.

3:19 And thy glory went through four gates, of fire, and of earthquake, and of wind, and of cold; that thou mightest give the law unto the seed of Jacob, and diligence unto the generation of Israel.

3:20 And yet tookest thou not away from them a wicked heart, that thy law might bring forth fruite in them.

3:20 And yet tookest thou not away from them a wicked heart, that thy law might bring forth fruit in them.

3:21 For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was ouercome; and so be all they that are borne of him.

3:21 For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.

3:22 Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the roote, so that the good departed away, and the euill abode still.

3:22 Thus infirmity was made permanent; and the law (also) in the heart of the people with the malignity of the root; so that the good departed away, and the evil abode still.

3:23 So the times passed away, and the yeeres were brought to an end: then diddest thou raise thee vp a seruant, called Dauid,

3:23 So the times passed away, and the years were brought to an end: then didst thou raise thee up a servant, called David:

3:24 Whom thou commandedst to build a citie vnto thy name, and to offer incense and oblations vnto thee therein.

3:24 Whom thou commandedst to build a city unto thy name, and to offer incense and oblations unto thee therein.

3:25 When this was done many yeeres, then they that inhabited the citie forsooke thee,

3:25 When this was done many years, then they that inhabited the city forsook thee,

3:26 And in all things did euen as Adam, and all his generations had done, for they also had a wicked heart.

3:26 And in all things did even as Adam and all his generations had done: for they also had a wicked heart:

3:27 And so thou gauest the citie ouer into the hands of thine enemies.

3:27 And so thou gavest thy city over into the hands of thine enemies.

3:28 Are their deeds then any better that inhabite Babylon, that they should therefore haue the dominion ouer Sion?

3:28 Are their deeds then any better that inhabit Babylon, that they should therefore have the dominion over Sion?

3:29 For when I came thither, and had seene impieties without number, then my soule saw many euill doers in this thirtieth yeere, so that my heart failed me.

3:29 For when I came thither, and had seen impieties without number, then my soul saw many evildoers in this thirtieth year, so that my heart failed me.

3:30 For I haue seene how thou sufferest them sinning, and hast spared wicked doers: and hast destroyed thy people, and hast preserued thine enemies, and hast not signified it.

3:30 For I have seen how thou sufferest them sinning, and hast spared wicked doers: and hast destroyed thy people, and hast preserved thine enemies, and hast not signified it.

3:31 I doe not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better then they of Sion?

3:31 I do not remember how this way may be left: Are they then of Babylon better than they of Sion?

3:32 Or is there any other people that knoweth thee besides Israel? or what generation hath so beleeued thy Couenants as Iacob?

3:32 Or is there any other people that knoweth thee beside Israel? or what generation hath so believed thy covenants as Jacob?

3:33 And yet their reward appeareth not, and their labour hath no fruite: for I haue gone here and there through the heathen, and I see that they flowe in wealth, and think not vpon thy commandements.

3:33 And yet their reward appeareth not, and their labour hath no fruit: for I have gone here and there through the heathen, and I see that they flow in wealth, and think not upon thy commandments.

3:34 Weigh thou therfore our wickednesse now in the ballance, and theirs also that dwell in the world: and so shall thy Name no where be found, but in Israel.

3:34 Weigh thou therefore our wickedness now in the balance, and their's also that dwell the world; and so shall thy name no where be found but in Israel.

3:35 Or when was it that they which dwell vpon the earth, haue not sinned in thy sight? or what people hath so kept thy commandements?

3:35 Or when was it that they which dwell upon the earth have not sinned in thy sight? or what people have so kept thy commandments?

3:36 Thou shalt find that Israel by name hath kept thy precepts: but not the heathen.

3:36 Thou shalt find that Israel by name hath kept thy precepts; but not the heathen.


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