Chapter 7 Martyrdom of a Mother and Her Seven Sons. 8 But he answered in his own language, and said, No. 2 Maccabees 7. Filled with a noble spirit, she fired her woman’s reasoning with a man’s courage, and said to them, 22 “I do not know how you came into being in my womb. For we are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our fathers.”, 3 The king fell into a rage, and gave orders that pans and caldrons be heated. 15 Afterward they brought the fifth also, and mangled him. 2 Maccabees 7:27 Or have borne the burden of your education. 2 Maccabees 7. I will not obey the king's commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the law that was given unto our fathers by Moses. 1 It came to pass also, that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the king against the law to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips. Revised Standard Version (RSV). 4 These were heated immediately, and he commanded that the tongue of their spokesman be cut out and that they scalp him and cut off his hands and feet, while the rest of the brothers and the mother looked on. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did. 36 For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God's covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride. * 1 a About that time Antiochus retreated in disgrace from the region of Persia. 14 So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life. 7 So when the first was dead after this number, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Wilt thou eat, before thou be punished throughout every member of thy body? 1 It also happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. 19 But think not thou, that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished. 5 Now when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him being yet alive to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the pan: and as the vapour of the pan was for a good space dispersed, they exhorted one another with the mother to die manfully, saying thus. Accept death, so that in God’s mercy I may get you back again with your brothers.”, 30 While she was still speaking, the young man said, “What are you[h] waiting for? 2 Maccabees 7:21 Context. But do not think that God has forsaken our people. 40 So he died in his integrity, putting his whole trust in the Lord. Though she saw her seven sons perish within a single day, she bore it with good courage because of her hope in the Lord. 2 Maccabees 7 There were also seven brothers who were arrested along with their mother. 19 But think not thou, that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished. 21 She encouraged each of them in the language of their fathers. 5 So he came to Judea, and drew near to Bethsura, which was a strong town, but distant from Jerusalem about five furlongs, and he laid sore siege unto it. And when he was about to die, he said, “Do not deceive yourself in vain. 27 But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee such three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education. 2 Maccabees shown with the King James Bible? 35 You have not yet escaped the judgment of the almighty, all-seeing God. 2 Maccabees 7 It came to pass also, that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the king against the law to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips. 31 But you,[i] who have contrived all sorts of evil against the Hebrews, will certainly not escape the hands of God. 41 Last of all, the mother died, after her sons. 2 Maccabees 7:30 The Greek here for you is plural. They tore off the skin of his head with the hair, and asked him, “Will you eat rather than have your body punished limb by limb?” 8 He replied in the language of his fathers, and said to them, “No.” Therefore he in turn underwent tortures as the first brother had done. 25 Since the young man would not listen to him at all, the king called the mother to him and urged her to advise the youth to save himself. The king was trying to compel them to eat the forbidden pork by torturing them with whips and cords. 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. The king was having them beaten to force them to eat pork. A Mother and Her Sons Die for Their Faith. We find a series of theological features in II Maccabees which were abent from I Maccabees: for example, the resurrection of the body in 7.11; 14.46, a feature which is quite a contrast first to Wisdom and then to Philo, both of whom, following Neo-Platonic lines, tend rather to teach the immortality of the soul. 24 Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs. 16 Then looked he unto the king, and said, Thou hast power over men, thou art corruptible, thou doest what thou wilt; yet think not that our nation is forsaken of God; 17 But abide a while, and behold his great power, how he will torment thee and thy seed. Pagination. 2 'May God prosper you, remembering his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants. I will not obey the king's commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the law that was given unto our fathers by Moses. 2 Maccabees chapter 6 KJV (King James Version) 1 Not long after this the king sent an old man of Athens to compel the Jews to depart from the laws of their fathers, and not to live after the laws of God:. 6 The Lord God looketh upon us, and in truth hath comfort in us, as Moses in his song, which witnessed to their faces, declared, saying, And he shall be comforted in his servants. In 2 Maccabees 1–7, Seth Ehorn provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of 2 Maccabees.The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Why is 2 Maccabees shown with the King James Bible? 26 After much urging on his part, she undertook to persuade her son. But for you there will be no resurrection to life!”, 15 Next they brought forward the fifth and maltreated him. A Mother and Her Sons Die for Their Faith. 7 It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and thongs, to partake of unlawful swine’s flesh. 7. 2 Maccabees 7:31 The Greek here for you is singular. 30 Whiles she was yet speaking these words, the young man said, Whom wait ye for? 37 I, like my brothers, give up body and life for the laws of our fathers, appealing to God to show mercy soon to our nation and by afflictions and plagues to make you confess that he alone is God, 38 and through me and my brothers to bring to an end the wrath of the Almighty which has justly fallen on our whole nation.”. 28 I beseech thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not; and so was mankind made likewise. 19 But do not think that you will go unpunished for having tried to fight against God!”, 20 The mother was especially admirable and worthy of honorable memory. 2 Maccabees 7:31 Context. 2 Maccabees 7 On another occasion a Jewish mother and her seven sons were arrested. 26 And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. 2 Maccabees 7 contigit autem et septem fratres cum matre adprehensos conpelli a rege contra fas ad carnes porcinas flagris et taureis cruciatos unus autem ex illis qui erat primus sic ait quid quaeris et quid vis discere a nobis parati sumus mori magis quam pat... 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