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2 Maccabees 12:44
If he hadn’t been looking forward to the resurrection of the dead, then it would have been unnecessary and frivolous to pray for them.
(For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the dead,)
If he had not believed that the dead would be raised, it would have been foolish and useless to pray for them.
for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.
for if he hoped not, that they that fell should rise again, it was seen (as) superfluous and vain for to pray for (the) dead men;
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