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1 Maccabees

1611 KJV < < Chapter 13 > > Modern

13:1 Now when Simon heard that Tryphon had gathered together a great hoste to inuade the land of Iudea, and destroy it,

  

13:1 Now when Simon heard that Tryphon had gathered together a great host to invade the land of Judea, and destroy it,

13:2 And saw that the people was in great trembling and feare, he went vp to Ierusalem, and gathered the people together,

13:2 And saw that the people was in great trembling and fear, he went up to Jerusalem, and gathered the people together,

13:3 And gaue them exhortation, saying: Yee your selues know, what great things I and my brethren, and my fathers house haue done for the lawes, and the Sanctuarie, the battels also, and troubles which we haue seene,

13:3 And gave them exhortation, saying, Ye yourselves know what great things I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have done for the laws and the sanctuary, the battles also and troubles which we have seen.

13:4 By reason whereof all my brethren are slaine for Israels sake, and I am left alone.

13:4 By reason whereof all my brethren are slain for Israel's sake, and I am left alone.

13:5 Now therefore be it farre from me, that I should spare mine owne life in any time of trouble: for I am no better then my brethren.

13:5 Now therefore be it far from me, that I should spare mine own life in any time of trouble: for I am no better than my brethren.

13:6 Doubtlesse I will auenge my nation and the Sanctuarie, & our wiues, and our children: for all the heathen are gathered to destroy vs, of very malice.

13:6 Doubtless I will avenge my nation, and the sanctuary, and our wives, and our children: for all the heathen are gathered to destroy us of very malice.

13:7 Now as soone as the people heard these words, their spirit reuiued.

13:7 Now as soon as the people heard these words, their spirit revived.

13:8 And they answered with a loud voice, saying, Thou shalt bee our leader in stead of Iudas and Ionathan thy brother.

13:8 And they answered with a loud voice, saying, Thou shalt be our leader instead of Judas and Jonathan thy brother.

13:9 Fight thou our battels, & what soeuer thou commandest vs, that will we doe.

13:9 Fight thou our battles, and whatsoever, thou commandest us, that will we do.

13:10 So then he gathered together all the men of warre, and made hast to finish the walles of Ierusalem, and he fortified it round about.

13:10 So then he gathered together all the men of war, and made haste to finish the walls of Jerusalem, and he fortified it round about.

13:11 Also he sent Ionathan, the sonne of Absolom, & with him a great power to Ioppe, who casting out them that were therein, remained there in it.

13:11 Also he sent Jonathan the son of Absolom, and with him a great power, to Joppa: who casting out them that were therein remained there in it.

13:12 So Tryphon remoued from Ptolemais, with a great power to inuade the land of Iudea, and Ionathan was with him in warde.

13:12 So Tryphon removed from Ptolemaus with a great power to invade the land of Judea, and Jonathan was with him in ward.

13:13 But Simon pitched his tents at Adida, ouer against the plaine.

13:13 But Simon pitched his tents at Adida, over against the plain.

13:14 Now when Tryphon knew that Simon, was risen vp in stead of his brother Ionathan, and meant to ioyne battell with him, he sent messengers vnto him, saying,

13:14 Now when Tryphon knew that Simon was risen up instead of his brother Jonathan, and meant to join battle with him, he sent messengers unto him, saying,

13:15 Whereas we haue Ionathan thy brother in hold, it is for money that he is owing vnto the kings treasure, concerning the businesse that was committed vnto him.

13:15 Whereas we have Jonathan thy brother in hold, it is for money that he is owing unto the king's treasure, concerning the business that was committed unto him.

13:16 Wherefore, now send an hundred talents of siluer, and two of his sonnes for hostages, that when he is at liberty he may not reuolt from vs, and we will let him goe.

13:16 Wherefore now send an hundred talents of silver, and two of his sons for hostages, that when he is at liberty he may not revolt from us, and we will let him go.

13:17 Heereupon Simon, albeit he perceiued that they spake deceiptfully vnto him, yet sent he the money, and the children, lest peraduenture he should procure to himselfe great hatred of the people:

13:17 Hereupon Simon, albeit he perceived that they spake deceitfully unto him yet sent he the money and the children, lest peradventure he should procure to himself great hatred of the people:

13:18 Who might haue said, Because I sent him not the money, and the children, therefore is [Ionathan] dead.

13:18 Who might have said, Because I sent him not the money and the children, therefore is Jonathan dead.

13:19 So he sent them the children, and the hundred talents: Howbeit [Tryphon] dissembled, neither would he let Ionathan goe.

13:19 So he sent them the children and the hundred talents: howbeit Tryphon dissembled neither would he let Jonathan go.

13:20 And after this came Tryphon to inuade the land, and destroy it, going round about by the way that leadeth vnto Adora, but Simon and his host marched against him in euery place wheresoeuer he went.

13:20 And after this came Tryphon to invade the land, and destroy it, going round about by the way that leadeth unto Adora: but Simon and his host marched against him in every place, wheresoever he went.

13:21 Now they that were in the towre, sent messengers vnto Tryphon, to the end that he should hasten his comming vnto them by the wildernesse, and send them victuals.

13:21 Now they that were in the tower sent messengers unto Tryphon, to the end that he should hasten his coming unto them by the wilderness, and send them victuals.

13:22 Wherefore Tryphon made readie all his horsemen to come that night, but there fell a very great snow, by reason whereof he came not: So he departed & came into the countrey of Galaad.

13:22 Wherefore Tryphon made ready all his horsemen to come that night: but there fell a very great snow, by reason whereof he came not. So he departed, and came into the country of Galaad.

13:23 And when he came neere to Bascama, he slew Ionathan, who was buried there.

13:23 And when he came near to Bascama he slew Jonathan, who was buried there.

13:24 Afterward Tryphon returned, and went into his owne land.

13:24 Afterward Tryphon returned and went into his own land.

13:25 Then sent Simon and tooke the bones of Ionathan his brother, and buried them in Modin the citie of his fathers.

13:25 Then sent Simon, and took the bones of Jonathan his brother, and buried them in Modin, the city of his fathers.

13:26 And all Israel made great lamentation for him, and bewailed him many daies.

13:26 And all Israel made great lamentation for him, and bewailed him many days.

13:27 Simon also built a monument vpon the Sepulchre of his father and his brethren, and raised it aloft to the sight, with hewen stone behind and before.

13:27 Simon also built a monument upon the sepulchre of his father and his brethren, and raised it aloft to the sight, with hewn stone behind and before.

13:28 Moreouer hee set vp seuen pyramides one against another, for his father and his mother, and his foure brethren.

13:28 Moreover he set up seven pyramids, one against another, for his father, and his mother, and his four brethren.

13:29 And in these he made running deuices, about the which he set great pillars, and vpon the pillars he made all their armour for a perpetuall memory, and by the armour, ships carued, that they might be seene of all that saile on the sea.

13:29 And in these he made cunning devices, about the which he set great pillars, and upon the pillars he made all their armour for a perpetual memory, and by the armour ships carved, that they might be seen of all that sail on the sea.

13:30 This is the Sepulchre which he made at Modin, and it standeth yet vnto this day.

13:30 This is the sepulchre which he made at Modin, and it standeth yet unto this day.

13:31 Now Tryphon dealt deceitfully with the yong king Antiochus, and slew him,

13:31 Now Tryphon dealt deceitfully with the young king Antiochus, and slew him.

13:32 And he raigned in his stead, and crowned himselfe king of Asia, and brought a great calamitie vpon the land.

13:32 And he reigned in his stead, and crowned himself king of Asia, and brought a great calamity upon the land.

13:33 Then Simon built vp the strong holds in Iudea, and fensed them about with high towres, and great walles and gates and barres, and layd vp victuals therein.

13:33 Then Simon built up the strong holds in Judea, and fenced them about with high towers, and great walls, and gates, and bars, and laid up victuals therein.

13:34 Moreouer Simon chose men, and sent to king Demetrius, to the end he should giue the land an immunitie, because all that Tryphon did, was to spoyle.

13:34 Moreover Simon chose men, and sent to king Demetrius, to the end he should give the land an immunity, because all that Tryphon did was to spoil.

13:35 Unto whom king Demetrius answered and wrote after this maner.

13:35 Unto whom king Demetrius answered and wrote after this manner:

13:36 King Demetrius vnto Simon the high Priest, and friend of kings, as also vnto the Elders and nation of the Iewes, sendeth greeting.

13:36 King Demetrius unto Simon the high priest, and friend of kings, as also unto the elders and nation of the Jews, sendeth greeting:

13:37 The golden crowne, and the scarlet robe which ye sent vnto vs, we haue receiued, and wee are ready to make a stedfast peace with you, yea and to write vnto our officers to confirme the immunities which we haue granted.

13:37 The golden crown, and the scarlet robe, which ye sent unto us, we have received: and we are ready to make a stedfast peace with you, yea, and to write unto our officers, to confirm the immunities which we have granted.

13:38 And whatsoeuer couenants we haue made with you, shall stand, and the strong holdes which yee haue builded shalbe your owne.

13:38 And whatsoever covenants we have made with you shall stand; and the strong holds, which ye have builded, shall be your own.

13:39 As for any ouersight or fault committed vnto this day, we forgiue it, and the crowne taxe also which yee owe vs, if there were any other tribute paide in Ierusalem, it shall no more be paide.

13:39 As for any oversight or fault committed unto this day, we forgive it, and the crown tax also, which ye owe us: and if there were any other tribute paid in Jerusalem, it shall no more be paid.

13:40 And looke who are meet among you to be in our court, let them be inrolled, and let there be peace betwixt vs.

13:40 And look who are meet among you to be in our court, let then be enrolled, and let there be peace betwixt us.

13:41 Thus the yoke of the heathen was taken away from Israel, in the hundred and seuentieth yeere.

13:41 Thus the yoke of the heathen was taken away from Israel in the hundred and seventieth year.

13:42 Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments, and contracts, in the first yeere of Simon the high Priest, the gouernour, and leader of the Iewes.

13:42 Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments and contracts, In the first year of Simon the high priest, the governor and leader of the Jews.

13:43 In those dayes Simon camped against Gaza, and besieged it round about; he made also an engine of warre, and set it by the city, and battered a certaine towre, and tooke it.

13:43 In those days Simon camped against Gaza and besieged it round about; he made also an engine of war, and set it by the city, and battered a certain tower, and took it.

13:44 And they that were in the Engine leapt into the citie, whereupon there was a great vproare in the citie:

13:44 And they that were in the engine leaped into the city; whereupon there was a great uproar in the city:

13:45 Insomuch as the people of the citie rent their clothes, and climed vpon the walles, with their wiues and children, and cried with a lowd voice, beseeching Simon to grant them peace.

13:45 Insomuch as the people of the city rent their clothes, and climbed upon the walls with their wives and children, and cried with a loud voice, beseeching Simon to grant them peace.

13:46 And they said, Deale not with vs according to our wickednesse, but according to thy mercy.

13:46 And they said, Deal not with us according to our wickedness, but according to thy mercy.

13:47 So Simon was appeased towards them, and fought no more against them, but put them out of the citie, and cleansed the houses wherein the idols were: and so entred into it, with songs, and thankesgiuing.

13:47 So Simon was appeased toward them, and fought no more against them, but put them out of the city, and cleansed the houses wherein the idols were, and so entered into it with songs and thanksgiving.

13:48 Yea, he put all vncleannesse out of it, and placed such men there, as would keepe the Law, and made it stronger then it was before, and built therein a dwelling place for himselfe.

13:48 Yea, he put all uncleanness out of it, and placed such men there as would keep the law, and made it stronger than it was before, and built therein a dwellingplace for himself.

13:49 They also of the towre in Ierusalem were kept so strait, that they could neither come foorth, nor goe into the countrey, nor buy, nor sell, wherefore they were in great distresse for want of victuals, and a great number of them perished through famine.

13:49 They also of the tower in Jerusalem were kept so strait, that they could neither come forth, nor go into the country, nor buy, nor sell: wherefore they were in great distress for want of victuals, and a great number of them perished through famine.

13:50 Then cried they to Simon, beseeching him to bee at one with them, which thing hee graunted them, and when he had put them out from thence, he cleansed the towre from pollutions:

13:50 Then cried they to Simon, beseeching him to be at one with them: which thing he granted them; and when he had put them out from thence, he cleansed the tower from pollutions:

13:51 And entred into it the three and twentieth day of the second moneth, in the hundred seuentie and one yere, with thankesgiuing, and branches of palme trees, and with harpes, and cymbals, and with viols and hymnes, and songs: because there was destroyed a great enemy out of Israel.

13:51 And entered into it the three and twentieth day of the second month in the hundred seventy and first year, with thanksgiving, and branches of palm trees, and with harps, and cymbals, and with viols, and hymns, and songs: because there was destroyed a great enemy out of Israel.

13:52 Hee ordained also that that day should be kept euery yeere with gladnes. Moreouer, the hill of the Temple that was by the towre he made stronger then it was, and there hee dwelt himselfe with his company.

13:52 He ordained also that that day should be kept every year with gladness. Moreover the hill of the temple that was by the tower he made stronger than it was, and there he dwelt himself with his company.

13:53 And when Simon sawe that Iohn his sonne was a valiant man, he made him captaine of all the hostes and dwelt in Gazara.

13:53 And when Simon saw that John his son was a valiant man, he made him captain of all the hosts; and he dwelt in Gazera.


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