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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter V

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1And when the day of reckoning 1 Lit. ‘the times of censuring’. draws near and retribution 2comes through kings who share their guilt and punish them, they 3themselves also will be divided as to truth – hence the sayings, They will abandon righteousness and turn to iniquity, and, They will defile with their pollutions the house of their worship, and, They will turn wantonly to foreign gods. 4For they will not follow the truth of God; but some of them will pollute the altar with the 〈very〉 gifts they offer to the Lord, who are not priests but slaves and sons of slaves. 5And those who are their masters, that is their teachers at that time, will show favour to the rich and take bribes and sell judgements in return for presents. 6And so their city 2 Lit. ‘colony’. Cp. iii. 2; vi. 8. and their whole land 3 Lit. ‘and the borders of their dwelling’. will be filled with acts of lawlessness and deeds of evil; and their judges will be ungodly men, who have turned their backs on the Lord, and are ready to give judgements for money as each man wants. 4 Lit. ‘as each may wish’. The text of verses 5 and 6 is very corrupt, although the general sense is plain. In verse 5 Charles excised ‘that is their teachers’ and ‘in return for presents’ as explanatory glosses, and he preferred the emendation ‘pervert judgement’ for the ‘sell judgements’ of the MS. In verse 6 six lines of text are repeated in the MS with a number of variations: the second version is, on the whole, the better, and this has been followed, so far as it can be made to yield any consecutive sense at all.

Notes:

1 Lit. ‘the times of censuring’.

2 Lit. ‘colony’. Cp. iii. 2; vi. 8.

3 Lit. ‘and the borders of their dwelling’.

4 Lit. ‘as each may wish’. The text of verses 5 and 6 is very corrupt, although the general sense is plain. In verse 5 Charles excised ‘that is their teachers’ and ‘in return for presents’ as explanatory glosses, and he preferred the emendation ‘pervert judgement’ for the ‘sell judgements’ of the MS. In verse 6 six lines of text are repeated in the MS with a number of variations: the second version is, on the whole, the better, and this has been followed, so far as it can be made to yield any consecutive sense at all.

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