While waiting for the right moment, Judith fasts and prays and keeps kosher. Finally, Holofernes invites her to a private banquet. He gets extremely drunk.
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Judith explains to Holofernes that her own people had sinned and lost the favor of God. But she still serves the God of heaven day and night.
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Judith springs into action. She and her servant depart their city for the enemy stronghold. She allows herself to be captured and brought to Holofernes.
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Judith prepares for her mission to save her nation. She prostrates herself and prays. She is on fire for the LORD and is a real prayer warrior. Continue reading “Judith chapter 9”
A widow named Judith hears that the elders will surrender. She tells them they are wrong. She will act based on faith. They accept her proposal.
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General Holofernes reconnoiters the city of Bethulia. His commanders suggest avoiding direct battle. Instead, they should stop the water supply so Bethulia dies of thirst. Meanwhile, Israel prays. Continue reading “Judith chapter 7”
After hearing Achior speak of Israel’s history, Holofernes bellows his contempt. He is going to annihilate Israel. He hands over Achior to Israel.
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Holofernes learns that tiny Israel has already showed up for battle. A man named Achior cautions Holofernes that his mighty army could be annihilated.
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The children of Israel are extremely afraid of General Holofernes. Confusingly, the Jewish high priest starts issuing military commands. Meanwhile, everybody fasts and prays. Continue reading “Judith chapter 4”