We covered many scriptures. I'll list here what we did from the Apocrypha, Chapter 12:1-15:
"For thine incorruptible Spirit is in all things.
Therefore chasteneth thou them by little and little that offend, and warnest them by putting them in remembrance wherein they have offended, that leaving their wickedness they may believe on thee, O Lord.
For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land,
Whom thou hatest for doing most odious works of witchcrafts, and wicked sacrifices;
And also those merciless murderers of children, and devourers of man's flesh, and the feasts of blood,
With their priests out of the midst of their idolatrous crew, and the parents that killed with their own hands souls destitute of help;
That the land, which thou esteemedst above all other, might receive a worthy colony of God's children.
Nevertheless, even those thou sparedst as men, and didst send wasps forerunners of thy host, to destroy them by little and little.
Not that thou wast unable to bring the ungodly under the hand of the righteous in battle, or to destroy them at once with cruel beasts, or with one rough word:
But executing thy judgments upon them by little, and little, thou gavest them place of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a haughty generation, and that their malice was bred in them, and that their cogitation would never be changed.
For it was a cursed seed from the beginning; neither didst thou for fear of any man give them pardon for those things wherein they sinned.
For who shall say, What hast thou done? or who shall withstand thy judgment? or who shall accuse thee for the nations that perish, whom thou hast made? or who shall come to stand against thee, to be revenged for the unrighteous men?
For neither is there any God but thou that carest for all, to whom thou mightest shew that thy judgment is not upright.
Neither shall king or tyrant be able to set his face against thee for any of wom thou hast punished.
Forsomuch then as thou art righteous thyself, thou orderest all things righteously: thinking it not agreeable with thy power to condemn him that hath not deserved to be punished."
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