Quotations From APOCRYPHA

 

  • 1.
    Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.
    Apocrypha. 1 Esdras, 4:41. Acclamation following the speech of the bodyguard of King Darius, who proclaimed the power of truth, "the strength, kingdom, power, and majesty of all ages."

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  • 2.
    The first wrote, Wine is the strongest. The second wrote, The king is strongest. The third wrote, Women are strongest: but above all things Truth beareth away the victory.
    Apocrypha. 1 Esdras, 3:10-12. Referring to "three young men" of the bodyguard of Darius, king of the Persians, competing for his favor.

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  • 3.
    For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
    Apocrypha. 2 Esdras, 14:10.

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  • 4.
    Come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
    Apocrypha. 2 Esdras, 14:25.

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  • 5.
    To slip upon a pavement is better than to slip with the tongue: so the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 20:18.
  • 6.
    How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labors, and whose talk is of bullocks?
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 38:25.
  • 7.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.
  • 8.
    Judge none blessed before his death: for a man shall be known in his children.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 11:28.

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  • 9.
    Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 32:8.
  • 10.
    Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto thee than men understand.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 3:23.
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