Judith 1

1 IN the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, who reigned over the Assyrians in Nineveh, the great city; in the days of Arphaxad, who reigned over the Medes in Ecbatana, 2 and built at Ecbatana and round about it walls of hewn stones three cubits broad and six cubits long, and made the […]

Judith 2

1 And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nebuchadnezzar king of the Assyrians, that he should be avenged on all the land, even as he spoke. 2 And he called together all his servants, and all his great men, and communicated […]

Judith 3

1 And they sent to him messengers with words of peace, saying, 2 Behold, we the servants of Nebuchadnezzar the great king lie before you: use us as it is pleasing in your sight. 3 Behold, our dwellings, and all our country, and all our fields of wheat, and our flocks and herds, and all […]

Judith 4

1 And the children of Israel that lived in Judaea heard all that Holofernes the chief captain of Nebuchadnezzar king of the Assyrians had done to the nations, and after what manner he had spoiled all their temples, and destroyed them utterly. 2 And they were exceedingly afraid before him, and were troubled for Jerusalem, […]

Judith 5

1 And it was told Holofernes, the chief captain of the host of Asshur, that the children of Israel had prepared for war, and had shut up the passages of the hill country, and had fortified all the tops of the high hills, and had laid impediments in the plains: 2 and he was exceeding […]

Judith 6

1 And when the tumult of the men that were about the council was ceased, Holofernes the chief captain of the host of Asshur said to Achior and to all the children ofMoab before all the people of the aliens, 2 And who are you, Achior, and the hirelings ofEphraim, that you have prophesied among […]

Judith 7

1 But the next day Holofernes gave command to all his army, and to all his people which were come to be his allies, that they should remove their camp toward Bethulia, and take beforehand the ascents of the hill country, and make war against the children of Israel. 2 And every mighty man of […]

Judith 8

1 And in those days Judith heard thereof, the daughter of Merari, the son of Ox, the son of Joseph, the son of Oziel, the son of Elkiah, the son of Ananias, the son of Gideon, the son of Raphaim, the son of Ahitub, the son of Elihu, the son of Eliab, the son of […]

Judith 9

1 But Judith fell upon her face, and put ashes upon her head, and uncovered the sackcloth wherewith she was clothed; and the incense of that evening was now being offered at Jerusalem in the house of God, and Judith cried to the Lord with a loud voice, and said, 2 O Lord God of […]

Judith 10

1 And it came to pass, when she had ceased to cry to the God of Israel, and had made an end of all these words, 2 that she rose up where she had fallen down, and called her maid, and went down into the house, in the which she was wont to abide on […]