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Ecclesiasticus 51:6

“By an accusation to the king from an vnrighteous tongue, my soule drew neere euen vnto death, my life was neere to the hell beneath:”

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Ecclesiasticus 51:6

3. And hast deliuered me according to the multitude of thy mercies, and greatnesse of thy name, from the teeth of them that were ready to deuoure me, and out of the hands of such as sought after my life, and from the manifold afflictions which I had: 4. From the choking of fire on euery side, and from the mids of the fire, which I kindled not: 5. From the depth of the belly of hel, from an vncleane tongue, and from lying words. 6. By an accusation to the king from an vnrighteous tongue, my soule drew neere euen vnto death, my life was neere to the hell beneath: 7. They compassed me on euery side, and there was no man to helpe me: I looked for the succour of men, but there was none: 8. Then thought I vpon thy mercy, O Lord, and vpon thy acts of old, how thou deliuerest such as waite for thee, and sauest them out of the hands of the enemies: 9. Then lifted I vp my supplication from the earth, and prayed for deliuerance from death.

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