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Judith 12Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

12 Then Holofernes commanded her to enter, where his treasures were kept, and he commanded her to dwell there; and he ordained, what should be given to her of his feast. [Then he commanded her to go in, where his treasures were laid up, and he commanded her to dwell there; and he ordained, what should be given to her of his feast.]

To whom Judith answered, and said, Now I may not eat of these things, which thou commandedest to be given to me, lest offence come on me; but I shall eat of these things, which I have brought with me.

To whom Holofernes said, If these things fail, which thou hast brought with thee, what shall we then do to (or for) thee?

And Judith said, Lord, (as) thy soul liveth, for thine handmaid shall not spend all these things, till [or to the time that] God shall do in mine hands these things which I have thought to do. And his servants led her into the tabernacle, wither he had commanded.

And she asked of (or from) Holofernes, while she entered, that freedom should be given to her to go out to prayer, in the night, and before the light of the day came, to beseech the Lord.

And he commanded to his chamberlains, that, as it pleased her, she should go out, and enter in, for to pray (to) her God by (or for) three days. [And he commanded to his cubicularies, that, as it pleased to her, she should go out, and come in, to pray her God by three days.]

And she went out, or went forth, in (the) nights into the valley of Bethulia, and washed herself in a well of water.

And as she went up there, she prayed the Lord God of Israel, that he would (ad)dress, (or direct), [or govern] her way to the deliverance of his people.

And she entered in, and dwelled clean in the tabernacle, till that she took her meat (or her food) in the eventide.

10 And it was done in (or on) the fourth day, Holofernes made a supper to (or for) his servants, and he said to Bagoas, the chamberlain, Go thou, and counsel that Hebrew woman, (so) that she consent willfully (or willingly) to dwell with me. [And it is done the fourth day, Holofernes made a supper to his servants, and said to Bagoas, (a) gelding, Go, and sweetly move this Hebrew, that willfully she assent to dwell with me.]

11 For it is a foul thing with men of Assyria, if a woman scorn a man, in her doing, and that she pass free from him. [Forsooth a foul thing it is with Assyrians, if a woman scorn a man, doing that she pass from him without her office.]

12 Then Bagoas entered in to Judith, and said, A good damsel be not ashamed to enter to my lord, (so) that she be honoured before his face, and that she eat with him, and drink wine with gladness. [Then went in Bagoas to Judith, and said, Be not adread, thou good child maid, to go into my lord, that she be made worshipful before his face, and eat she with him, and drink wine with gladness.]

13 To whom Judith answered, Who am I, that I against-say my lord?

14 I shall do all (the) thing(s), that shall be good and best before his eyes. And whatever thing pleaseth him, this thing shall be best to (or for) me in all the days of my life. [All thing, that shall be before his eyes good and best, I shall do. Whatever forsooth to him should please, that to me shall be best all the days of my life.]

15 And she rose up, and adorned herself with her clothes, and entered, and stood before the face of Holofernes. [And she rose, and adorned herself with her clothes, and gone in she stood before his face.]

16 And the heart of Holofernes was stirred to lust; for he was burning in fleshly covetousness of (or for) her. [Forsooth the heart of Holofernes is smitten; forsooth he was burning in the lust of her.]

17 And Holofernes said to her, Drink thou now, and take meat in gladness; for thou hast found grace before me. [And Holofernes said to her, Drink now, and sit down in joy; for thou hast found grace before me.]

18 And Judith said, Lord, I shall drink, for my soul is magnified today before all the days of my life.

19 And she took, and ate, and drank before him those things, which her handmaid had made ready to (or for) her.

20 And Holofernes was made glad [or merry] towards her, and he drank full much wine, how much he had never drank in one day in his life.

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