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6. 43, 44
Ps. 72. 4 & 76. 3.
y See ver. 2
inhabited by a mixed multitude of di- will be shewn to these. 25 So when
15 But Judas and his company, calling after he had put these to flight and
who without rams and cunning engines Ephron also, a strong city, ?wherein
wall; 36 and having taken the city by on the walls made a vigorous defence;
they got the city into their hands, and 1 Macc. 6.
1 Macc, 6. 20 And Maccabæus, ranging his of weeks being close at hand. own army by bands, set 2 these two over 32 But after the feast called ; Pentecost Deut. 16.
the bands, and marched in haste against kthey marched in haste against Gorgias Chr. 8. 13. "Cp. 1 Mace. Timotheus, zwho had with him a hun the governor of Idumea: 33 and he came Tobit 2 1.
dred and twenty thousand footmen and out with three thousand footmen and
kCp 1 Mace.
the narrowness of the approaches on all drew him along by main force; and
who led the van, appeared in sight, and cursed man alive, one of the Thracian
And when * 1 Mace, 8.
& Mic. 1. tinued the pursuit the more hotly, putting the van of the battle; 37 and then nin the wicked wretches to the sword, and the language of his fathers he raised the "See eh. 7. he destroyed as many as thirty thousand battle-cry joined with hymns, and rushmen. 24 But y Timotheus himself, falling ing unawares upon the troops of Gorin with the company of Dositheus and gias put them to flight. Sosipater, besought them with much 38 And Judas gathering his army came 4 crafty guile to let him go with his life, unto the city of 120 Adullam; and as becanse he had in his power the parents the seventh day was coming on, P they Cp. Num. of many of them and the brethren of purified themselves according to the some: botherwise, said he, little regard custom, and I kept the sabbath there. Cp. ch. &.
See Acts 2. 1.
. See ch. 2
. See Gen. 38. 1.
That is, men of Tob: see Judg. 11. 3, 2 Sam. 10. 6, and compare 1 Mace, 6. 13. 2 Gr. them. 3 Comare Carnain, 1 Macc. 5. 26, 43, 44. 4 Gr. jugglery. 5 Gr. and the result will be that these be disregarded. The Greek text here is perhaps corrupt. # Or, have been shewn 7 The Greek text here is perhaps corrupt. 8 Gr. in front of. 9 Some authorities read weight. 10 Or, his enemies
11 The Greek text is uncertain. 12 Gr. Odollam.
& 5. 15.
Tver. 8, 9.
+ See ver, 6.
See ch. 4. 19.
39 And on the day following, lat which fifty cubits high, full of ashes, and it
the law forbids the Jews to have anght a grave in the earth, and that rightsCp.ch. 9. 6. 7. 25, 26
to do with; and it became clear to all justly; 8 for inasmuch as he had perpe-
works of the Lord, the righteous Judge, in ashes did he receive his death.
are hid, 42 betook themselves unto suppli- was coming with intent to inflict on the
vdrachmas of silver, he sent unto Jeru- to suffer the people that had been but * See Lev.
salem to offer wa sacrifice for sin, doing now a little while revived to fall into
therein right well and honourably, in the hands of those profane heathen. * See ch. 7. that he took thought for wa resurrection. 12 So when they had all done the same
44 For if he were not expecting that they thing together, 14 beseeching 9 the merci chi.. that had fallen would rise again, it were ful Lord h with weeping and fastings and
A Cp. Joel 2 superfluous and idle to pray for the dead. prostration for three days without ceas- 12
45 (And if he did it looking unto an ing, Judasexhorted them and commanded Cp. ch. 10. » Cp. ver. 43. honourable memorial of gratitude laid they should join him for service. 13 And
up for them that die 5 in godliness, having gone apart with the elders he re-
and try the matter in fight I by the help ch.8 93 *Cp 1 Macc.
Chi ver. 17. to Judas and his company that ing them that were with him to contend See ch. 1. ch. 10.10, a Antiochus Eupator was coming with nobly even unto death 'for laws, temple, ch. stane
great multitudes against Judæa, 2 and city, country, 1?commonwealth, he pitched p1 Mace.
with him a Lysias his guardian and chan his camp by m Modin. 15 And n having "Cpl Macc. cellor, 6 each having a Greek force, ba given out to his men the watchword, i Macc. 2. 0. 30. hundred and ten thousand footmen, and VICTORY is God's, with a chosen body of
* Cr ch. five thousand and three hundred horse the bravest young men he fell upon the men, and two and twenty elephants, camp o by night and penetrated to the ch. & 7 and three hundred chariots armed with king's 18tent, and slew 11 of the 19 army as
& 12 6, 9. scythes.
many as two thousand men, and 11 brought 3 And Menelaus also joined himself down the chiefest elephant with him that with them, and with great dissimulation was in the 20 tower upon him. 16 And at encouraged Antiochus, not for the saving last they filled the 19 army with terror of his country, but because he thought and alarm, and departed with good sucthat he would be set over the govern. cess. 17 And this had been accomplished
ment. 4 But the d King of kings stirred when the day was but now dawning, beRev. 17. 14 up the passion of Antiochus against the cause of the Lord's protection that gave
wicked wretch; and when Lysias in- 21 Judas help.
Cal Macc. 5 Now there is in that place a tower of Jews at p Bethsura; he advanced, I was
& 12 11 & 15. 35.
13 ninth year tidings were brought to k the 16 Lord of the world, and exhort
1 Macc. 6. 17.
See ch, 4 03.
di Tim. 6.
& 19. 16.
1 Macc. +
1 The Greek text here is uncertain. 2 Or, and to bring them back to be with their kinsmen in the
7 Or, spirit 8 The Greek text here is
Or, mode of life court.
0 Gr. house.
21 Gr. him.
19 Gr, camp.
6. 11. " See 1 Macc. 3. 37.
1 Macc. 3. 38.
1 Macc. 5. 15.
* ver. 2
turned back, failed, was defeated. 20 And have for the things that concern the
his countrymen. He was sought out, and is in no small misfortune. 9 But do "Op. 1 Macc. taken, and shut up in prison. 22 r The thou, O king, having informed thyself of
king treated with them in P Bethsura the these things severally, take thought both Cp. 1 Macc. second time, & gave his hand, took theirs, for our country and for our race, which
departed, attacked the forces of Judas, is surrounded by foes, according to the
was put to the worse, 23 heard that gracious kindness with which thou re. Sec 1 Macc. Philip who had been left as chancellor ceivest all. 10 For as long as Judas re
in u Antioch had become reckless, was maineth alive, it is impossible that the
overture of peace, submitted himself and had spoken such words as these, at once
sware to acknowledge all their rights, the rest of the king's Friends, having Seo ch. 8. 8.
Gerrenians, 25 came to Ptolemais. The written instructions to make away with
*ch. 5. 27. ment. 26 x Lysias ? came forward to fore driven Judas into exile thronged to
speak, inade the best defence that was Nicanor in flocks, supposing that the Cri Mace,
possible, persuaded, pacified, made them misfortunes and calamities of the Jews
nor's inroad and the assanlt of the
years tidings were brought to Ju- their heads and made solemn supplica1 Macc. 7.
das and his company that - Deme- tion to him who had established his See Deut. trius the son of a Seleucus, having sailed own people for evermore, and who alway, into the haven of Tripolis with a mighty making manifest his presence, upholdeth
host and a fleet, 2 had gotten possession them that are p his own portion. 169 And " See ch. 1. 6Cp.1 Macc. of the country, having made away with when the leader had given his commands,
Antiochus and Lysias his guardian. he straightway setteth out from thence, ¢ ver. 13, 26. 3 But one c Alcimus, who had formerly and joineth battle with them at a village
been high priest, and had wilfully pol. called Lessau. 17 But 9 Simon, the bro. See ch. 8.
luted himself in the times d when there ther of Judas, had encountered Nicanor, 1 Macc, 1.
was no mingling with the Gentiles, con 10 yet not till late, having received a check
unto the holy altar, 4 came to king De. 18 Nevertheless Nicanor, hearing of • 1 Macc. 7. metrius e in about the hundred and one the manliness of them that were with Ni Macc. 13. and fiftieth year, presenting to him la Judas, and their courage in fighting for
chaplet of gold and a palm, and beside their country, shrank from bringing the 9Cp. ch. 10. these some of the festal olive boughs matter to the decision of the sword.
of the temple. And for that day he held 19 Wherefore he sent Posidonius and
swered thereunto, 6 Those of the Jews peared that they were all of like mind, * 1 Maco. 2. that be called Åh Hasidæans, whose leader they consented to the covenants, air And Cp, Macc.
7. 27. is Judas Maccabæus, keep up war, and they appointed a day on which to meet are seditious, not suffering the kingilom together by themselves. And a litter
to find tranquillity. 7 Wherefore, having was borne forward from each army; Cp. 1 Macc. laid aside mine iancestral glory, I mean they set chairs of state; za Judas sta7. 14.
the high priesthood, I am now come tioned armed men ready in convenient Cp. 1 Macc.
1 Macc. 3. 47.
1. « See ch. 3. 3.
d ver. 38.
2 Gr. came forward to the tribune or judgement-seat. 3 That is, Chasidim. Some anthorities read a second time. > Or, is hardly bestead 6 Or, the king's Friends likewine : Gr. preatest. * Or, they that had Red before Judas all over Judon throned The Greek text of this verse and the next is corrupt.
10 Or, and had received a check, yet not til late by reason of the sudden consternation of his adversaries 11 Or, people Gr, multitudes.
ch. 3. 39 & 4. 2
be treachery on the part of the enemy; should be set among us; 36 so now, O
38 For in the former times when there * See fer. 3. & ver. 3, 13. 26 But + Alcimus, perceiving the good was no mingling with the Gentiles he
will that was betwixt them, and having had been iaccused of cleaving to the Cp.ch. 6. 6. got possession of the covenants that had Jews' religion, and had jeoparded body
been made, came unto u Demetrius and and life with all earnestness for the 1 Macc, 7.
told him that Nicanor was ill affected religion of the Jews. 39 And Nicanor,
Maccabæus prisoner unto w Antioch in doors, he being surrounded on every i Macc. 3.
all haste. 28 And when this message side fell upon his sword, 4 choosing
wrong; 29 but because there was no deal stroke through the excitement of the *Cp.1 Macc. ing against the king, whe watched his struggle, and the crowds were now
time to execute this purpose by strata- rushing within the door, he ran bravely
out in streams and his wounds were
feated by the stratagem of 8 Judas, came as his blood was now well nigh spent, Cp. ch.7. Cp.1 Macc. to the great and holy temple, v while he drew forth his bowels through the
the priests were offering the usual sacri- wound, and taking them in both his
ik But Nicanor, hearing that " See 1 Macc. 7.
1 Mace. 3. oath: If ye will not deliver up to me the region of Samaria, resolved '1 Mace. S. Judas as a prisoner, I will lay this to set upon them with all security on 5temple of God even with the ground, the day of rest. 2 And when the Jews and will break down the altar, and I that were compelled to follow him said, will erect here a temple unto 6 a Bacchus O destroy not so savagely and bar.
for all to see. 34 And having said this barously, but give due glory to the lam. 3. 41. he departed. But the priests, stretch- day which he mthat beholdeth all things .ch. 7. 25 See 1 Kin. ing forth their hands toward heaven, n bath 15 honoured and hallowed above Ecclus. 15. called upon him that ever fighteth for other days; 3 then the thrice-accursed
*Ср. Ex. 2). our nation, in these words: 35 Thou, 10 wretch asked if there were Pa Sovereign & Cp. Acts Lord of the universe, who in thyself in heaven that had commanded to keep .ch. 8 34 Cp. 2 Chr. dhast need of nothing, wast well pleased the sabbath day. 4 And when they de- P See ch. 3.
that ea sanctuary of thy 8 habitation clared, There is the Lord, living himself
7. 29, 30.
. ch. 15. 32
toward the sanctuary, and sware this 15 Judas and his company were in
& ch. 6. 7
& 9. 5.
&. 22. och. 12. 15 & 13. 14.
1 Or, and the covenants that had been made, took occasion and came 2 Or, though he was conscious that he had been nobly defeated by 3 Gr. the man. 4 Gr. greatest. 6 Or, chapel Gr. inclosure. Dionysus. 7 Or, O Lord, who in thyself hast no need of the universe & Gr. tabernacling. 9 Or, who was a lover
10 Or, people Gr. multitudes. 11 Or, the void place 12 Or, life and spirit breath 14 Some authorities read the same. 15 Or, honoured above other days as a halloted day
ch. 8. 16.
& 7. 12 & 22. 40.
& 26. 22. Cp, ch, 8 23.
18 .ch. 8. 18.
Pa Sovereign in heaven, who bade us to an issue, because the city and the
observe the seventh day; 5 then saith sanctuary and the temple were in danger. I Cp. Ezek. the other, I also am la sovereign upon 18 For their fear for wives and children,
the earth, 1who now command to take and furthermore for brethren and kins.
for the consecrated sanctuary. 19 And
them from the Almighty; 9 and com- savageness of the Selephants, holding Matt. 5. 17 forting them out of the law and the up his hands unto heaven called upon
prophets, and withal putting them in the Lord «that worketh wonders, a re-1. Ps. 136.4 Acts 13. 15 mind of the conflicts that they had cognising that success cometh not by
See Ps. 72 maintained, he made them more eager arms, but that, according as the Lord for the battle. 10 And when he had shall judge, he gaineth the victory for roused their spirit, he gave them his them that are worthy. 2a And calling commands, at the same time pointing upon God he said after this manner: out the perfidiousness of the heathen Thou, bo Sovereign Lord, cdidst send 80e ch. 3. and their breach of their oaths. 11 And thine angel in the time of Hezekiah
• CD. chi & arming each one of them, not so much king of Judæa, and he slew of the 12 host with the sure defence of shields and of Sennacherib as many as a hundred spears as with the encouragement that fourscore and five thousand; 23 so now lieth in good words, and moreover re- also, 10 Sovereign of the heavens,
was this: He saw u Onias, him that was stricken with dismay that with blas-
See Deut. reverend in bearing, yet gentle in man- holy people. And as he ended with
ner and well-spoken, and exercised from these words, 25 Nicanor and his company See ch. 14. a child in all points of virtue, "with advanced with trumpets and pæans;
outstretched hands invoking blessings on 36 but Judas and his company joined
brethren, he who prayeth much for the festation of God.
the prophet of God: 15 and Jeremiah over, and they were returning again 2 Esd. 2. 18. stretching forth his right hand deli- with joy, they recognised Nicanor " lying cri Macc.
7. 43 vered to Judas a sword of gold, and in dead in full armour; 29 and there arose giving it addressed him thus, 16 Take a shout and 18 tumult, and then they the holy sword, a gift from God, where blessed the b Sovereign Lord in the Seech. 7. 8. with thou shalt smite down the adver- language of their fathers. 30 And he saries.
that in all things was in body and soul 17 And being encouraged by the words the foremost champion of his fellowof Judas, which were of a lofty strain, citizens, he that kept through life the and able to incite unto virtue and to good will of his youth toward his coun. stir the souls of the young unto manly trymen, commanded I to cut off Nicanor's - 1 Macc. 7. courage, they determined not to carry head, and his hand with the shoulder, on a campaign, but nobly to bear down and bring them to Jerusalem. 31 And upon the enemy, and fighting hand to when he had arrived there, and had hand with all courage bring the matter called his countrymen together and set
19 &1 Macc. 7. 41. See 2 Kin.
See Ex. 23. 20.
* See ch. 3. 1.
1 Or, that commandeth 2 Or, miserable 3 Gr, carrying his neck high. * Or, assault passion 6 Or, moet worthy... all glad 7 Or, not to go out to battle, but nobly to engage toithin their lines, &c. The Greek text of this passage is uncertain. & Gr. beusls. 9 Or, stationed for convenient action 10 Or, in line 11 Gr. multitudes.
13 Or, beriderment
12 Gr. camp.