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Judith 1Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And so Arphaxad, king of Medes, had made subject many folks to his empire; and he builded a full mighty city, which he called Ecbatana. [Arphaxad forsooth, king of Medes, had put under yoke many Gentiles to his empire; and he built up a city most mighty, that he called Ecbatana.]

Of square stones and carved [or hewn] he made the walls thereof, in the height of threescore cubits and ten [or seventy cubits], and in the breadth of thirty cubits. And he set the towers thereof in the height of an hundred cubits.

And by the squareness of the towers ever either side was stretched forth, by [or in] the space of twenty feet; and he set the gates of that city in (or to) the height of those towers.

And he had glory, as a mighty man in the power of his host, and in the glory of his chariots. [And he gloried, as mighty in might of his host, and in the glory of his four-horsed carts.]

Therefore Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, that reigned in the great city Nineveh, in the twelfth year of his realm he fought against Arphaxad, and he got, or took, Arphaxad in a great field, [The twelfth year therefore of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, that reigned in the great city of Nineveh, fought against Arphaxad, and won him in the great field,]

that was called Ragau, beside the flood(s) (or the rivers) of Euphrates, and Tigris, and Hydaspes, in the field of Arioch, the king of Elamites.

Then the realm of Nebuchadnezzar was enhanced (or was exalted), and his heart was raised (up) into pride; and he sent to all men, that dwelled in Cilicia, and in Damascus, and in Lebanon,

and to (the) folks, that were in Carmel, and in Gilead, and to men dwelling in Galilee, and in the great field of Esdraelon, [and to the Gentiles, that be in Carmel, and Gilead, and to the dwellers in Galilee, and in the great field of Esdraelon,]

and to all men [or to all], that were in Samaria, and beyond the flood (or the river) of Jordan, unto Jerusalem; and to all the land of Goshen, till that men come to the hills of Ethiopia.

10 To all these men [or To all these], Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyrians, sent messengers;

11 and all these (men) against-said with one will, and they sent (back) again his messengers void, and they casted them away without honour. [the which all with one will with-said, and they sent them again void, and without worship cast away.]

12 Then Nebuchadnezzar was wroth to all that land, and he swore by his realm and by his throne, that he would defend him(self) from all these countries [or regions], that is, (that he would) assail all those countries.


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