The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE SONG OF THE THREE CHILDREN

AND they walked about in the midst of the fire, singing hymns to God and blessing the Lord. And Azariah stood1 still and uttered this prayer; in the midst of the fire he opened his mouth and said, "Blessed are you, Lord God of our2 forefathers, and worthy of praise! Your name is glorified forever! For you are upright in all that you3 have done; All your works are true, and your ways straight, And all your judgments are true.

The sentences that you passed were just In all that you have brought upon us,4 And upon Jerusalem, the Holy City of our forefathers.

For in truth and justice you have brought all these things upon us because of our sins.

For we have sinned and done wrong5 in forsaking you, 6 We have sinned grievously in everything, and have disobeyed your commands;

We have not observed them or done As you commanded us to do, for our own good.

All that you have brought upon us,7 and all that you have done to us, You have done in justice.

You have handed us over to enemies8 without law, to hateful rebels, And to a ruthless king, the most wicked ruler in all the world, Yet we cannot open our mouths.9 Shame and disgrace have overtaken your slaves and your worshipers.

For the sake of your name, do not10 surrender us utterly; Do not cancel your agreement, And do not withdraw your mercy11 from us, For the sake of Abraham whom you loved, And for the sake of Isaac, your slave, And for the sake of Israel, your holy one, To whom you spoke, and promised12 That you would make their descendants as many as the stars of heaven,

Or the sand that is on the seashore.

For, Master, we have become fewer 13 than all the heathen, And we are humiliated everywhere, because of our sins.

And now there is no prince, Or 14 prophet, or leader, No burnt offering, or sacrifice, or offering, or incense; No place to make an offering before you, or to find mercy.

But may we be accepted through a 15 contrite heart and a humble spirit, As though it were through whole 16 burnt offerings of rams and bulls, And through tens of thousands of fat lambs.

So let our sacrifice rise before you today, And fully follow after you, For those who trust in you will not be disappointed.

So now we follow you with all our 17 hearts; we revere you And seek your face. Do not disap- is point us, But deal with us in your forbearance And your abundant mercy.

Deliver us in your wonderful way, 19 And glorify your name, Lord; May all who do your slaves harm be disgraced; May they be put to shame and lose all 20 their power and might, And may their strength be broken.

Let them know that you are the Lord 21 God alone, Glorious over the whole world."

Now the king's servants who threw 22 them in never ceased feeding the furnace fires with naphtha, pitch, tow, and faggots, and the flame streamed 23 out above the furnace for forty-nine cubits (seventy-three feet). It even 24 spread, and burned up those Chaldeans whom it found about the furnace. But 25 the angel of the Lord came down to join Azariah and his companions in the furnace, and drove the fiery blaze out of the furnace, and made the middle of 26

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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