Judith 1

1 And so Arphaxad, king of the Medes, subjugated many nations under his authority, and he built a very powerful city, which he called Ecbatana. 2 From stones, cut and squared, he made its walls: seventy cubits in height and thirty cubits in breadth. And, in truth, he set its towers one hundred cubits in […]

Judith 2

1 In the thirteenth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, on the twenty-second day of the first month, the word went forth from the house of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians, that he would defend himself. 2 And he called all the native leaders, and all the commanders, and his officers of war, and he […]

Judith 3

1 Then the kings as well as the princes of the provinces sent their emissaries from all of the cities: from Syria, particularly Mesopotamia, and Syria Sobal, and Libya as well as Cilicia. These, upon coming to Holofernes, said: 2 “Let your indignation concerning us cease. For it is better for us to live in […]

Judith 4

1 Then, upon hearing these things, the sons of Israel, who dwelt in the land of Judah, were very afraid before his face. 2 Trembling and horror invaded their senses, lest he should do the same thing to Jerusalem and to the temple of the Lord that he had done to other cities and their […]

Judith 5

1 And it was reported to Holofernes, the leader of the military of the Assyrians, that the sons of Israel were preparing themselves to resist, and also that they had closed the mountain passes. 2 And he was enraged with extreme fury and great indignation, and he called together all the leaders of Moab and […]

Judith 6

1 But when they had ceased speaking, it happened that Holofernes, being very indignant, said to Achior: 2 “Because you have prophesied to us, saying that the people of Israel may be defended by their God, and so as to reveal to you that there is no God, except Nebuchadnezzar: 3 when we will have […]

Judith 7

1 But Holofernes, on another day, instructed his army to ascend against Bethulia. 2 Moreover, there were one hundred and twenty thousand foot-soldiers, and twenty-two thousand horsemen, besides the contingents of those men who had been taken captive, and all the youths who had been abducted from the provinces and the cities. 3 All these […]

Judith 8

1 And it happened that these words were heard by Judith, a widow who was the daughter of Merari, the son of Idox, the son of Joseph, the son of Oziel, the son of Elai, the son of Jamnor, the son of Gideon, the son of Raphaim, the son of Ahitub, the son of Melchiel, […]

Judith 9

1 And when they were gone, Judith entered her place of prayer. And clothing herself with haircloth, she placed ashes on her head. And prostrating herself to the Lord, she cried out to the Lord, saying: 2 “O Lord, God of my father Simeon, you gave him a sword to defend against foreigners, who stood […]

Judith 10

1 And it happened that, when she had ceased to cry out to the Lord, she arose from the place where she lay prostrate before the Lord. 2 And she called her handmaid, and descending into her house, she took away from herself the haircloth, and she put away from herself the garments of her […]