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2 Maccabees 5:5 NRSV
When a false rumor arose that Antiochus was dead, Jason took no fewer than a thousand men and suddenly made an assault on the city. When the troops on the wall had been forced back and at last the city was being taken, Menelaus took refuge in the citadel.


2 Maccabees 4:7 NRSV
When Seleucus died and Antiochus, who was called Epiphanes, succeeded to the kingdom, Jason the brother of Onias obtained the high priesthood by corruption,
1 Esdras 1:31 NRSV
He got into his second chariot; and after he was brought back to Jerusalem he died, and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.


2 Timothy 2:4 NRSV
No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.


1 John 3:17 NRSV
How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?


Luke 8:43 NRSV
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her.


Wisdom of Solomon 10:8 NRSV
For because they passed wisdom by, they not only were hindered from recognizing the good, but also left for humankind a reminder of their folly, so that their failures could never go unnoticed.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:21 NRSV
And this became a hidden trap for humankind, because people, in bondage to misfortune or to royal authority, bestowed on objects of stone or wood the name that ought not to be shared.


Wisdom of Solomon 2:1 NRSV
For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, “Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a life comes to its end, and no one has been known to return from Hades.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:4 NRSV
Our name will be forgotten in time, and no one will remember our works; our life will pass away like the traces of a cloud, and be scattered like mist that is chased by the rays of the sun and overcome by its heat.
Wisdom of Solomon 2:15 NRSV
the very sight of him is a burden to us, because his manner of life is unlike that of others, and his ways are strange.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:9 NRSV
but understanding is gray hair for anyone, and a blameless life is ripe old age.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:6 NRSV
there is for all one entrance into life, and one way out.
Wisdom of Solomon 8:5 NRSV
If riches are a desirable possession in life, what is richer than wisdom, the active cause of all things?
Wisdom of Solomon 8:7 NRSV
And if anyone loves righteousness, her labors are virtues; for she teaches self-control and prudence, justice and courage; nothing in life is more profitable for mortals than these.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:9 NRSV
But the workers are not concerned that mortals are destined to die or that their life is brief, but they compete with workers in gold and silver, and imitate workers in copper; and they count it a glorious thing to mold counterfeit gods.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:12 NRSV
But they considered our existence an idle game, and life a festival held for profit, for they say one must get money however one can, even by base means.
Sirach 29:22 NRSV
Better is the life of the poor under their own crude roof than sumptuous food in the house of others.
Sirach 38:19 NRSV
When a person is taken away, sorrow is over; but the life of the poor weighs down the heart.
Sirach 40:29 NRSV
When one looks to the table of another, one’s way of life cannot be considered a life. One loses self-respect with another person’s food, but one who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
2 Maccabees 6:19 NRSV
But he, welcoming death with honor rather than life with pollution, went up to the rack of his own accord, spitting out the flesh,
2 Maccabees 6:27 NRSV
Therefore, by bravely giving up my life now, I will show myself worthy of my old age
2 Maccabees 9:28 NRSV
So the murderer and blasphemer, having endured the more intense suffering, such as he had inflicted on others, came to the end of his life by a most pitiable fate, among the mountains in a strange land.
2 Maccabees 10:13 NRSV
As a result he was accused before Eupator by the king’s Friends. He heard himself called a traitor at every turn, because he had abandoned Cyprus, which Philometor had entrusted to him, and had gone over to Antiochus Epiphanes. Unable to command the respect due his office, he took poison and ended his life.
2 Maccabees 14:25 NRSV
He urged him to marry and have children; so Judas married, settled down, and shared the common life.
3 Maccabees 4:4 NRSV
For with such a harsh and ruthless spirit were they being sent off, all together, by the generals in the several cities, that at the sight of their unusual punishments, even some of their enemies, perceiving the common object of pity before their eyes, reflected on the uncertainty of life and shed tears at the most miserable expulsion of these people.
3 Maccabees 4:6 NRSV
And young women who had just entered the bridal chamber to share married life exchanged joy for wailing, their myrrh-perfumed hair sprinkled with ashes, and were carried away unveiled, all together raising a lament instead of a wedding song, as they were torn by the harsh treatment of the heathen.
3 Maccabees 5:49 NRSV
they thought that this was their last moment of life, the end of their most miserable suspense, and giving way to lamentation and groans they kissed each other, embracing relatives and falling into one another’s arms—parents and children, mothers and daughters, and others with babies at their breasts who were drawing their last milk.
3 Maccabees 6:1 NRSV
Then a certain Eleazar, famous among the priests of the country, who had attained a ripe old age and throughout his life had been adorned with every virtue, directed the elders around him to stop calling upon the holy God, and he prayed as follows:
4 Maccabees 1:15 NRSV
Now reason is the mind that with sound logic prefers the life of wisdom.
4 Maccabees 4:1 NRSV
Now there was a certain Simon, a political opponent of the noble and good man, Onias, who then held the high priesthood for life. When despite all manner of slander he was unable to injure Onias in the eyes of the nation, he fled the country with the purpose of betraying it.
4 Maccabees 5:36 NRSV
You, O king, shall not defile the honorable mouth of my old age, nor my long life lived lawfully.
4 Maccabees 7:7 NRSV
O man in harmony with the law and philosopher of divine life!
4 Maccabees 7:15 NRSV
O man of blessed age and of venerable gray hair and of law-abiding life, whom the faithful seal of death has perfected!
4 Maccabees 8:8 NRSV
Enjoy your youth by adopting the Greek way of life and by changing your manner of living.
4 Maccabees 8:23 NRSV
Why do we banish ourselves from this most pleasant life and deprive ourselves of this delightful world?
4 Maccabees 10:15 NRSV
No—by the blessed death of my brothers, by the eternal destruction of the tyrant, and by the everlasting life of the pious, I will not renounce our noble family ties.
4 Maccabees 12:18 NRSV
but on you he will take vengeance both in this present life and when you are dead.”
4 Maccabees 16:18 NRSV
Remember that it is through God that you have had a share in the world and have enjoyed life,
4 Maccabees 18:9 NRSV
In the time of my maturity I remained with my husband, and when these sons had grown up their father died. A happy man was he, who lived out his life with good children, and did not have the grief of bereavement.
Luke 8:14 NRSV
As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
1 Timothy 2:2 NRSV
for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.

live, lived, lives…

Greek Esther 13:2 NRSV
“Having become ruler of many nations and master of the whole world (not elated with presumption of authority but always acting reasonably and with kindness), I have determined to settle the lives of my subjects in lasting tranquility and, in order to make my kingdom peaceable and open to travel throughout all its extent, to restore the peace desired by all people.
Wisdom of Solomon 5:4 NRSV
“These are persons whom we once held in derision and made a byword of reproach—fools that we were! We thought that their lives were madness and that their end was without honor.
Wisdom of Solomon 14:24 NRSV
they no longer keep either their lives or their marriages pure, but they either treacherously kill one another, or grieve one another by adultery,
Wisdom of Solomon 15:10 NRSV
Their heart is ashes, their hope is cheaper than dirt, and their lives are of less worth than clay,
Sirach 31:4 NRSV
The poor person toils to make a meager living, and if ever he rests he becomes needy.
3 Maccabees 6:10 NRSV
“Even if our lives have become entangled in impieties in our exile, rescue us from the hand of the enemy, and destroy us, Lord, by whatever fate you choose.
4 Maccabees 6:18 NRSV
For it would be irrational if having lived in accordance with truth up to old age and having maintained in accordance with law the reputation of such a life, we should now change our course
4 Maccabees 13:24 NRSV
Since they had been educated by the same law and trained in the same virtues and brought up in right living, they loved one another all the more.
Mark 12:44 NRSV
For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Luke 21:4 NRSV
for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”


Luke 15:12 NRSV
The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them.
Luke 15:30 NRSV
But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!’


4 Maccabees 17:14 NRSV
The tyrant was the antagonist, and the world and the human race were the spectators.


1 John 2:16 NRSV
for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world.
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