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1 Maccabees

1611 KJV < < Chapter 11 > > Modern

11:1 And the king of Egypt gathered together a great host like the sand that lieth vpon the Sea shore, and many ships, and went about through deceit to get Alexanders kingdome, and ioyne it to his owne.

  

11:1 And the king of Egypt gathered together a great host, like the sand that lieth upon the sea shore, and many ships, and went about through deceit to get Alexander's kingdom, and join it to his own.

11:2 Whereupon he tooke his iourney into Syria in peaceable maner, so as they of the cities opened vnto him, and met him: for king Alexander had commanded them so to doe, because he was his father in law.

11:2 Whereupon he took his journey into Spain in peaceable manner, so as they of the cities opened unto him, and met him: for king Alexander had commanded them so to do, because he was his brother in law.

11:3 Now as Ptolomee entred into the cities, he set in euery one of them a garison of souldiers to kepe it.

11:3 Now as Ptolemee entered into the cities, he set in every one of them a garrison of soldiers to keep it.

11:4 And when he came neere to Azotus, they shewed him the temple of Dagon that was burnt, and Azotus, and the suburbs thereof that were destroyed, and the bodies that were cast abroad, and them that he had burnt in the battell, for they had made heapes of them by the way where he should passe.

11:4 And when he came near to Azotus, they shewed him the temple of Dagon that was burnt, and Azotus and the suburbs thereof that were destroyed, and the bodies that were cast abroad and them that he had burnt in the battle; for they had made heaps of them by the way where he should pass.

11:5 Also they told the king whatsoeuer Ionathan had done, to the intent he might blame him: but the king helde his peace.

11:5 Also they told the king whatsoever Jonathan had done, to the intent he might blame him: but the king held his peace.

11:6 Then Ionathan met the king with great pompe at Ioppa, where they saluted one another, and lodged.

11:6 Then Jonathan met the king with great pomp at Joppa, where they saluted one another, and lodged.

11:7 Afterward Ionathan when he had gone with the king to the riuer called Eleutherus, returned againe to Ierusalem.

11:7 Afterward Jonathan, when he had gone with the king to the river called Eleutherus, returned again to Jerusalem.

11:8 King Ptolomee therefore hauing gotten the dominion of the cities by the sea, vnto Seleucia vpon the sea coast, imagined wicked counsels against Alexander.

11:8 King Ptolemee therefore, having gotten the dominion of the cities by the sea unto Seleucia upon the sea coast, imagined wicked counsels against Alexander.

11:9 Whereupon he sent embassadours vnto king Demetrius, saying, Come, let vs make a league betwixt vs, and I will giue thee my daughter whome Alexander hath, and thou shalt reigne in thy fathers kingdome:

11:9 Whereupon he sent ambasadors unto king Demetrius, saying, Come, let us make a league betwixt us, and I will give thee my daughter whom Alexander hath, and thou shalt reign in thy father's kingdom:

11:10 For I repent that I gaue my daughter vnto him, for he sought to slay me.

11:10 For I repent that I gave my daughter unto him, for he sought to slay me.

11:11 Thus did he slander him, because he was desirous of his kingdome.

11:11 Thus did he slander him, because he was desirous of his kingdom.

11:12 Wherefore he tooke his daughter from him, and gaue her to Demetrius, and forsooke Alexander, so that their hatred was openly knowen.

11:12 Wherefore he took his daughter from him, and gave her to Demetrius, and forsook Alexander, so that their hatred was openly known.

11:13 Then Ptolomee entred into Antioch, where he set two crownes vpon his head, the crowne of Asia, and of Egypt.

11:13 Then Ptolemee entered into Antioch, where he set two crowns upon his head, the crown of Asia, and of Egypt.

11:14 In the meane season was king Alexander in Cilicia, because those that dwelt in those parts, had reuolted from him.

11:14 In the mean season was king Alexander in Cilicia, because those that dwelt in those parts had revolted from him.

11:15 But when Alexander heard of this, hee came to warre against him, whereupon king Ptolomee brought forth his hoste, and met him with a mightie power, and put him to flight.

11:15 But when Alexander heard of this, he came to war against him: whereupon king Ptolemee brought forth his host, and met him with a mighty power, and put him to flight.

11:16 So Alexander fled into Arabia, there to be defended, but king Ptolomee was exalted.

11:16 So Alexander fled into Arabia there to be defended; but king Ptolemee was exalted:

11:17 For Zabdiel the Arabian tooke off Alexanders head, and sent it vnto Ptolomee.

11:17 For Zabdiel the Arabian took off Alexander's head, and sent it unto Ptolemee.

11:18 King Ptolemee also died the third day after, & they that were in the strong holds, were slaine one of another.

11:18 King Ptolemee also died the third day after, and they that were in the strong holds were slain one of another.

11:19 By this meanes Demetrius reigned in the hundreth, threescore and seuenth yeere.

11:19 By this means Demetrius reigned in the hundred threescore and seventh year.

11:20 At the same time Ionathan gathered together them that were in Iudea, to take the towre that was in Ierusalem, and he made many engines of warre against it.

11:20 At the same time Jonathan gathered together them that were in Judea to take the tower that was in Jerusalem: and he made many engines of war against it.

11:21 Then certaine vngodly persons who hated their owne people, went vnto the king, and told him that Ionathan besieged the towre.

11:21 Then came ungodly persons, who hated their own people, went unto the king, and told him that Jonathan besieged the tower,

11:22 Whereof when he heard, he was angry, and immediately remouing, he can to Ptolemais, and wrote vnto Ionathan, that he should not lay siege to the towre, but come and speake with him at Ptolemais in great haste.

11:22 Whereof when he heard, he was angry, and immediately removing, he came to Ptolemais, and wrote unto Jonathan, that he should not lay siege to the tower, but come and speak with him at Ptolemais in great haste.

11:23 Neuerthelesse Ionathan when he heard this, commanded to besiege it [still] and he chose certaine of the Elders of Israel, and the priests, and put himselfe in perill.

11:23 Nevertheless Jonathan, when he heard this, commanded to besiege it still: and he chose certain of the elders of Israel and the priests, and put himself in peril;

11:24 And tooke siluer and gold, and rayment, and diuers presents besides, and went to Ptolemais, vnto the king, where he found fauour in his sight.

11:24 And took silver and gold, and raiment, and divers presents besides, and went to Ptolemais unto the king, where he found favour in his sight.

11:25 And though certaine vngodly men of the people, had made complaints against him,

11:25 And though certain ungodly men of the people had made complaints against him,

11:26 Yet the king entreated him as his predecessors had done before, & promoted him in the sight of all his friends,

11:26 Yet the king entreated him as his predecessors had done before, and promoted him in the sight of all his friends,

11:27 And confirmed him in the high priesthood, and in all the honours that hee had before, and gaue him preeminence among his chiefe friends.

11:27 And confirmed him in the high priesthood, and in all the honours that he had before, and gave him preeminence among his chief friends.

11:28 Then Ionathan desired the king, that hee would make Iudea free from tribute, as also the three gouernments with the countrey of Samaria, & he promised him three hundred talents

11:28 Then Jonathan desired the king, that he would make Judea free from tribute, as also the three governments, with the country of Samaria; and he promised him three hundred talents.

11:29 So the king consented and wrote letters vnto Ionathan, of all these things after this maner.

11:29 So the king consented, and wrote letters unto Jonathan of all these things after this manner:

11:30 King Demetrius vnto his brother Ionathan, and vnto the nation of the Iewes, sendeth greeting.

11:30 King Demetrius unto his brother Jonathan, and unto the nation of the Jews, sendeth greeting:

11:31 We send you heere a copie of the letter, which we did write vnto our cousin Lasthenes, concerning you, that you might see it.

11:31 We send you here a copy of the letter which we did write unto our cousin Lasthenes concerning you, that ye might see it.

11:32 King Demetrius vnto his father Lasthenes, sendeth greeting:

11:32 King Demetrius unto his father Lasthenes sendeth greeting:

11:33 We are determined to doe good to the people of the Iewes, who are our friends, and keepe couenants with vs, because of their good will towards vs.

11:33 We are determined to do good to the people of the Jews, who are our friends, and keep covenants with us, because of their good will toward us.

11:34 Wherefore we haue ratified vnto them the borders of Iudea, with the three gouernments of Apherema, and Lidda, and Ramathem, that are added vnto Iudea, from the countrie of Samaria, and all things appertaining vnto them, for all such, as doe sacrifice in Ierusalem, in stead of the paiments, which the king receiued of them yeerely aforetime out of the fruits of the earth, and of trees.

11:34 Wherefore we have ratified unto them the borders of Judea, with the three governments of Apherema and Lydda and Ramathem, that are added unto Judea from the country of Samaria, and all things appertaining unto them, for all such as do sacrifice in Jerusalem, instead of the payments which the king received of them yearly aforetime out of the fruits of the earth and of trees.

11:35 And as for other things that belong vnto vs of the tithes and customes pertaining vnto vs, as also the salt pits, and the crowne taxes, which are due vnto vs, we discharge them of them all for their reliefe.

11:35 And as for other things that belong unto us, of the tithes and customs pertaining unto us, as also the saltpits, and the crown taxes, which are due unto us, we discharge them of them all for their relief.

11:36 And nothing heereof shall be reuoked from this time foorth for euer.

11:36 And nothing hereof shall be revoked from this time forth for ever.

11:37 Now therefore see that thou make a copie of these things, and let it be deliuered vnto Ionathan, and set vpon the holy mount in a conspicuous place.

11:37 Now therefore see that thou make a copy of these things, and let it be delivered unto Jonathan, and set upon the holy mount in a conspicuous place.

11:38 After this, when king Demetrius saw that the land was quiet before him, and that no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces euery one to his owne place, except certaine bands of strangers, whom he had gathered from the iles of the heathen, wherefore all the forces of his fathers hated him.

11:38 After this, when king Demetrius saw that the land was quiet before him, and that no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces, every one to his own place, except certain bands of strangers, whom he had gathered from the isles of the heathen: wherefore all the forces of his fathers hated him.

11:39 Moreouer there was one Tryphon, that had beene of Alexanders part afore, who seeing that all the hoste murmured against Demetrius, went to Simalcue the Arabian, that brought vp Antiochus ye yong sonne of Alexander,

11:39 Moreover there was one Tryphon, that had been of Alexander's part afore, who, seeing that all the host murmured against Demetrius, went to Simalcue the Arabian that brought up Antiochus the young son of Alexander,

11:40 And lay sore vpon him, to deliuer him [this young Antiochus] that he might raigne in his fathers stead: he told him therefore all that Demetrius had done, and how his men of warre were at enmitie with him, and there he remained a long season.

11:40 And lay sore upon him to deliver him this young Antiochus, that he might reign in his father's stead: he told him therefore all that Demetrius had done, and how his men of war were at enmity with him, and there he remained a long season.

11:41 In the meane time Ionathan sent vnto king Demetrius, that hee would cast those of the towre out of Ierusalem, and those also in the fortresses. For they fought against Israel.

11:41 In the mean time Jonathan sent unto king Demetrius, that he would cast those of the tower out of Jerusalem, and those also in the fortresses: for they fought against Israel.

11:42 So Demetrius sent vnto Ionathan, saying, I will not onely doe this for thee, and thy people, but I will greatly honour thee and thy nation, if opportunitie serue.

11:42 So Demetrius sent unto Jonathan, saying, I will not only do this for thee and thy people, but I will greatly honour thee and thy nation, if opportunity serve.

11:43 Now therefore thou shalt do wel if thou send me men to helpe me; for all my forces are gone from me.

11:43 Now therefore thou shalt do well, if thou send me men to help me; for all my forces are gone from me.

11:44 Upon this Ionathan sent him three thousand strong men vnto Antioch, and when they came to ye king, the king was very glad of their comming.

11:44 Upon this Jonathan sent him three thousand strong men unto Antioch: and when they came to the king, the king was very glad of their coming.

11:45 Howbeit, they that were of the citie, gathered themselues together into the midst of the citie, to the number of an hundreth and twentie thousand men, and would haue slaine the king.

11:45 Howbeit they that were of the city gathered themselves together into the midst of the city, to the number of an hundred and twenty thousand men, and would have slain the king.

11:46 Wherefore the king fled into the court, but they of the citie kept the passages of the citie, and began to fight.

11:46 Wherefore the king fled into the court, but they of the city kept the passages of the city, and began to fight.

11:47 Then the king called to the Iewes for helpe, who came vnto him all at once, and dispersing themselues through the city, slew that day in the citie to the number of an hundred thousand.

11:47 Then the king called to the Jews for help, who came unto him all at once, and dispersing themselves through the city slew that day in the city to the number of an hundred thousand.

11:48 Also they set fire on the citie, and gat many spoiles that day, and deliuered the king.

11:48 Also they set fire on the city, and gat many spoils that day, and delivered the king.

11:49 So when they of the city saw, that the Iewes had got the city as they would, their courage was abated, wherefore they made supplication to the king, and cried, saying:

11:49 So when they of the city saw that the Jews had got the city as they would, their courage was abated: wherefore they made supplication to the king, and cried, saying,

11:50 Graunt vs peace, and let the Iewes cease from assaulting vs and the citie.

11:50 Grant us peace, and let the Jews cease from assaulting us and the city.

11:51 With that they cast away their weapons, and made peace, and the Iewes were honoured in the sight of the king, and in the sight of all that were in his realme, and they returned to Ierusalem hauing great spoiles.

11:51 With that they cast away their weapons, and made peace; and the Jews were honoured in the sight of the king, and in the sight of all that were in his realm; and they returned to Jerusalem, having great spoils.

11:52 So king Demetrius sate on the throne of his kingdome, and the land was quiet before him.

11:52 So king Demetrius sat on the throne of his kingdom, and the land was quiet before him.

11:53 Neuerthelesse hee dissembled in all that euer hee spake, and estranged himselfe from Ionathan, neither rewarded he him, according to the benefits which hee had receiued of him, but troubled him very sore.

11:53 Nevertheless he dissembled in all that ever he spake, and estranged himself from Jonathan, neither rewarded he him according to the benefits which he had received of him, but troubled him very sore.

11:54 After this returned Tryphon, and with him the yong childe Antiochus, who reigned and was crowned.

11:54 After this returned Tryphon, and with him the young child Antiochus, who reigned, and was crowned.

11:55 Then there gathered vnto him all the men of warre whom Demetrius had put away, and they fought against Demetrius, who turned his backe and fled.

11:55 Then there gathered unto him all the men of war, whom Demetrius had put away, and they fought against Demetrius, who turned his back and fled.

11:56 Moreouer Triphon tooke the Elephants, and wonne Antioch.

11:56 Moreover Tryphon took the elephants, and won Antioch.

11:57 At that time yong Antiochus wrote vnto Ionathan, saying; I confirme thee in the high Priesthood, and appoint thee ruler ouer the foure gouernments, and to be one of the kings friends.

11:57 At that time young Antiochus wrote unto Jonathan, saying, I confirm thee in the high priesthood, and appoint thee ruler over the four governments, and to be one of the king's friends.

11:58 Upon this he sent him golden vessels to be serued in, and gaue him leaue to drinke in gold, and to bee clothed in purple, and to weare a golden buckle.

11:58 Upon this he sent him golden vessels to be served in, and gave him leave to drink in gold, and to be clothed in purple, and to wear a golden buckle.

11:59 His brother Simon also he made captaine from the place called the ladder of Tyrus, vnto the borders of Egypt.

11:59 His brother Simon also he made captain from the place called The ladder of Tyrus unto the borders of Egypt.

11:60 Then Ionathan went foorth and passed through the cities beyond the water, and all the forces of Syria, gathered themselues vnto him for to helpe him: and when he came to Ascalon, they of the city met him honorably.

11:60 Then Jonathan went forth, and passed through the cities beyond the water, and all the forces of Syria gathered themselves unto him for to help him: and when he came to Ascalon, they of the city met him honourably.

11:61 From whence he went to Gaza, but they of Gaza shut him out; wherefore hee layd siege vnto it, and burned the suburbs thereof with fire, and spoiled them.

11:61 From whence he went to Gaza, but they of Gaza shut him out; wherefore he laid siege unto it, and burned the suburbs thereof with fire, and spoiled them.

11:62 Afterward when they of Gaza made supplication vnto Ionathan, he made peace with them, and tooke the sonnes of the chiefe men for hostages, and sent them to Ierusalem, and passed through the countrey vnto Damascus.

11:62 Afterward, when they of Gaza made supplication unto Jonathan, he made peace with them, and took the sons of their chief men for hostages, and sent them to Jerusalem, and passed through the country unto Damascus.

11:63 Now when Ionathan heard that Demetrius Princes were come to Cades which is in Galilee, with a great power, purposing to remoue him out of the countrey,

11:63 Now when Jonathan heard that Demetrius' princes were come to Cades, which is in Galilee, with a great power, purposing to remove him out of the country,

11:64 Hee went to meet them, and left Simon his brother in the countrey.

11:64 He went to meet them, and left Simon his brother in the country.

11:65 Then Simon encamped against Bethsura, and fought against it a long season, and shut it vp:

11:65 Then Simon encamped against Bethsura and fought against it a long season, and shut it up:

11:66 But they desired to haue peace with him, which he granted them, and then put them out from thence, and tooke the city, and set a garrison in it.

11:66 But they desired to have peace with him, which he granted them, and then put them out from thence, and took the city, and set a garrison in it.

11:67 As for Ionathan and his hoste, they pitched at the water of Gennesar, from whence betimes in the morning they gate them to the plaine of Nasor.

11:67 As for Jonathan and his host, they pitched at the water of Gennesar, from whence betimes in the morning they gat them to the plain of Nasor.

11:68 And behold, the hoste of strangers met them in the plaine, who hauing layed men in ambush for him in the mountaines, came themselues ouer against him.

11:68 And, behold, the host of strangers met them in the plain, who, having laid men in ambush for him in the mountains, came themselves over against him.

11:69 So when they that lay in ambush rose out of their places, and ioyned battel, al that were of Ionathans side fled.

11:69 So when they that lay in ambush rose out of their places and joined battle, all that were of Jonathan's side fled;

11:70 In so much as there was not one of them left, except Mattathias the sonne of Absolon, and Iudas the sonne of Calphi the captaines of the hoste.

11:70 Insomuch as there was not one of them left, except Mattathias the son of Absalom, and Judas the son of Calphi, the captains of the host.

11:71 Then Ionathan rent his clothes, and cast earth vpon his head, and prayed.

11:71 Then Jonathan rent his clothes, and cast earth upon his head, and prayed.

11:72 Afterwards turning againe to battell, he put them to flight, and so they ranne away.

11:72 Afterwards turning again to battle, he put them to flight, and so they ran away.

11:73 Now when his owne men that were fled saw this, they turned againe vnto him, and with him pursued them to Cades, euen vnto their owne tents, and there they camped.

11:73 Now when his own men that were fled saw this, they turned again unto him, and with him pursued them to Cades, even unto their own tents, and there they camped.

11:74 So there were slaine of the heathen that day, about three thousand men, but Ionathan returned to Ierusalem.

11:74 So there were slain of the heathen that day about three thousand men: but Jonathan returned to Jerusalem.


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