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1 Maccabees

1611 KJV < < Chapter 3 > > Modern

3:1 Then his sonne Iudas, called Maccabeus, rose vp in his stead.

  

3:1 Then his son Judas, called Maccabeus, rose up in his stead.

3:2 And all his brethren helped him, and so did all they that held with his father, and they fought with cheerefulnesse, the battaile of Israel.

3:2 And all his brethren helped him, and so did all they that held with his father, and they fought with cheerfulness the battle of Israel.

3:3 So he gate his people great honor, and put on a brestplate as a giant, and girt his warlike harnesse about him, and he made battels, protecting the host with his sword.

3:3 So he gat his people great honour, and put on a breastplate as a giant, and girt his warlike harness about him, and he made battles, protecting the host with his sword.

3:4 In his acts he was like a lyon, and like a lyons whelp roaring for his pray.

3:4 In his acts he was like a lion, and like a lion's whelp roaring for his prey.

3:5 For hee pursued the wicked, and sought them out, and burnt vp those that vexed his people.

3:5 For He pursued the wicked, and sought them out, and burnt up those that vexed his people.

3:6 Wherefore the wicked shrunke for feare of him, and all the workers of iniquity were troubled, because saluation prospered in his hand.

3:6 Wherefore the wicked shrunk for fear of him, and all the workers of iniquity were troubled, because salvation prospered in his hand.

3:7 He grieued also many kings, and made Iacob glad with his acts, and his memoriall is blessed for euer.

3:7 He grieved also many kings, and made Jacob glad with his acts, and his memorial is blessed for ever.

3:8 Moreouer he went through the citties of Iuda, destroying the vngodly out of them, and turning away wrath from Israel.

3:8 Moreover he went through the cities of Juda, destroying the ungodly out of them, and turning away wrath from Israel:

3:9 So that he was renowned vnto the vtmost part of the earth, & he receiued vnto him such as were ready to perish.

3:9 So that he was renowned unto the utmost part of the earth, and he received unto him such as were ready to perish.

3:10 Then Apollonius gathered the Gentiles together, and a great host out of Samaria to fight against Israel.

3:10 Then Apollonius gathered the Gentiles together, and a great host out of Samaria, to fight against Israel.

3:11 Which thing when Iudas perceiued he went forth to meete him, and so he smote him, and slew him, many also fell downe slaine, but the rest fled.

3:11 Which thing when Judas perceived, he went forth to meet him, and so he smote him, and slew him: many also fell down slain, but the rest fled.

3:12 Wherefore Iudas tooke their spoiles, and Apollonius sword also, and therewith he fought, all his life long.

3:12 Wherefore Judas took their spoils, and Apollonius' sword also, and therewith he fought all his life long.

3:13 Now when Seron a prince of the armie of Syria, heard say that Iudas had gathered vnto him a multitude and company of the faithfull, to goe out with him to warre.

3:13 Now when Seron, a prince of the army of Syria, heard say that Judas had gathered unto him a multitude and company of the faithful to go out with him to war;

3:14 He said, I will get me a name and honour in the kingdome, for I will goe fight with Iudas, and them that are with him, who despise the kings commandement.

3:14 He said, I will get me a name and honour in the kingdom; for I will go fight with Judas and them that are with him, who despise the king's commandment.

3:15 So he made him ready to goe vp, and there went with him a mighty host of the vngodly to helpe him, and to be auenged of the children of Israel.

3:15 So he made him ready to go up, and there went with him a mighty host of the ungodly to help him, and to be avenged of the children of Israel.

3:16 And when hee came neere to the going vp of Bethoron, Iudas went forth to meet him with a smal company.

3:16 And when he came near to the going up of Bethhoron, Judas went forth to meet him with a small company:

3:17 Who when they saw the host comming to meet them, said vnto Iudas; How shall wee be able, being so few to fight against so great a multitude, and so strong, seeing wee are ready to faint with fasting all this day?

3:17 Who, when they saw the host coming to meet them, said unto Judas, How shall we be able, being so few, to fight against so great a multitude and so strong, seeing we are ready to faint with fasting all this day?

3:18 Unto whom Iudas answered: It is no hard matter for many to bee shut vp in the hands of a few; and with the God of heauen it is all one, to deliuer with a great multitude, or a small company:

3:18 Unto whom Judas answered, It is no hard matter for many to be shut up in the hands of a few; and with the God of heaven it is all one, to deliver with a great multitude, or a small company:

3:19 For the victory of battell standeth not in the multitude of an hoste, but strength commeth from heauen.

3:19 For the victory of battle standeth not in the multitude of an host; but strength cometh from heaven.

3:20 They come against vs in much pride and iniquitie to destroy vs, and our wiues & children, and to spoile vs:

3:20 They come against us in much pride and iniquity to destroy us, and our wives and children, and to spoil us:

3:21 But wee fight for our liues, and our Lawes.

3:21 But we fight for our lives and our laws.

3:22 Wherefore the Lord himselfe will ouerthrow them before our face: and as for you, be ye not afraid of them.

3:22 Wherefore the Lord himself will overthrow them before our face: and as for you, be ye not afraid of them.

3:23 Now as soone as hee had left off speaking, he lept suddenly vpon them, and so Seron and his host was ouerthrowen before him.

3:23 Now as soon as he had left off speaking, he leapt suddenly upon them, and so Seron and his host was overthrown before him.

3:24 And they pursued them from the going downe of Bethoron, vnto the plaine, where were slaine about eight hundred men of them; and the residue fledde into the land of the Philistines.

3:24 And they pursued them from the going down of Bethhoron unto the plain, where were slain about eight hundred men of them; and the residue fled into the land of the Philistines.

3:25 Then began the feare of Iudas and his brethren, & an exceeding great dread to fall vpon the nations round about them:

3:25 Then began the fear of Judas and his brethren, and an exceeding great dread, to fall upon the nations round about them:

3:26 In so much, as his fame came vnto the king, and all nations talked of the battels of Iudas.

3:26 Insomuch as his fame came unto the king, and all nations talked of the battles of Judas.

3:27 Now when King Antiochus heard these things, he was full of indignation: wherefore hee sent and gathered together all the forces of his realme [euen] a very strong armie.

3:27 Now when king Antiochus heard these things, he was full of indignation: wherefore he sent and gathered together all the forces of his realm, even a very strong army.

3:28 He opened also his treasure, and gaue his souldiers pay for a yeere, commanding them to be ready, whensoeuer he should need them.

3:28 He opened also his treasure, and gave his soldiers pay for a year, commanding them to be ready whensoever he should need them.

3:29 Neuerthelesse, when he saw that the money of his treasures failed, and that the tributes in the countrey were small, because of the dissention, and plague which he had brought vpon the land, in taking away the Lawes which had bene of old time,

3:29 Nevertheless, when he saw that the money of his treasures failed and that the tributes in the country were small, because of the dissension and plague, which he had brought upon the land in taking away the laws which had been of old time;

3:30 Hee feared that he should not be able to beare the charges any longer, nor to haue such gifts to giue so liberally, as he did before: for hee had abounded aboue the Kings that were before him.

3:30 He feared that he should not be able to bear the charges any longer, nor to have such gifts to give so liberally as he did before: for he had abounded above the kings that were before him.

3:31 Wherefore, being greatly perplexed in his minde, hee determined to goe into Persia, there to take the tributes of the countreys, and to gather much money.

3:31 Wherefore, being greatly perplexed in his mind, he determined to go into Persia, there to take the tributes of the countries, and to gather much money.

3:32 So hee left Lysias a noble man, and one of the blood royall, to ouersee the affaires of the King, from the riuer Euphrates, vnto the borders of Egypt:

3:32 So he left Lysias, a nobleman, and one of the blood royal, to oversee the affairs of the king from the river Euphrates unto the borders of Egypt:

3:33 And to bring vp his sonne Antiochus, vntill he came againe.

3:33 And to bring up his son Antiochus, until he came again.

3:34 Moreouer he deliuered vnto him the halfe of his forces, and the Elephants, and gaue him charge of all things that he would haue done, as also concerning them that dwelt in Iuda and Ierusalem.

3:34 Moreover he delivered unto him the half of his forces, and the elephants, and gave him charge of all things that he would have done, as also concerning them that dwelt in Juda and Jerusalem:

3:35 To wit, that he should send an armie against them, to destroy and root out the strength of Israel, and the remnant of Ierusalem, and to take away their memoriall from that place:

3:35 To wit, that he should send an army against them, to destroy and root out the strength of Israel, and the remnant of Jerusalem, and to take away their memorial from that place;

3:36 And that he should place strangers in all their quarters, and diuide their land by lot.

3:36 And that he should place strangers in all their quarters, and divide their land by lot.

3:37 So the king tooke the halfe of the forces that remained, and departed from Antioch his royall city, the hundreth fourtie and seuenth yeere, and hauing passed the riuer Euphrates, hee went through the high countreys.

3:37 So the king took the half of the forces that remained, and departed from Antioch, his royal city, the hundred forty and seventh year; and having passed the river Euphrates, he went through the high countries.

3:38 Then Lysias chose Ptoleme, the son of Dorymenes and Nicanor, & Gorgias, mighty men of the kings friends:

3:38 Then Lysias chose Ptolemee the son of Dorymenes, Nicanor, and Gorgias, mighty men of the king's friends:

3:39 And with them hee sent fourtie thousand footmen, and seuen thousand horsemen to goe into the land of Iuda, and to destroy it as the king comanded.

3:39 And with them he sent forty thousand footmen, and seven thousand horsemen, to go into the land of Juda, and to destroy it, as the king commanded.

3:40 So they went forth with all their power, and came and pitched by Emmaus in the plaine countrey.

3:40 So they went forth with all their power, and came and pitched by Emmaus in the plain country.

3:41 And the merchants of the countrey, hearing the fame of them, tooke siluer, & gold very much, with seruants, and came into the campe to buy the children of Israel for slaues; A power also of Syria, and of the land of the Philistines, ioyned themselues vnto them.

3:41 And the merchants of the country, hearing the fame of them, took silver and gold very much, with servants, and came into the camp to buy the children of Israel for slaves: a power also of Syria and of the land of the Philistines joined themselves unto them.

3:42 Now when Iudas and his brethren saw that miseries were multiplied, & that the forces did encampe themselues in their borders, (for they knewe how the king had giuen commaundement to destroy the people, and vtterly abolish them.)

3:42 Now when Judas and his brethren saw that miseries were multiplied, and that the forces did encamp themselves in their borders: for they knew how the king had given commandment to destroy the people, and utterly abolish them;

3:43 They said one to another, Let vs restore the decayed estate of our people, and let vs fight for our people and the Sanctuarie.

3:43 They said one to another, Let us restore the decayed fortune of our people, and let us fight for our people and the sanctuary.

3:44 Then was the Congregation gathered together, that they might be ready for battell, and that they might pray, and aske mercy and compassion.

3:44 Then was the congregation gathered together, that they might be ready for battle, and that they might pray, and ask mercy and compassion.

3:45 Now Ierusalem lay voide as a wildernesse, there was none of her children that went in or out: the Sanctuarie also was troden downe, and aliens kept the strong holde: the heathen had their habitation in that place, and ioy was taken from Iacob, and the pipe with the harpe ceased.

3:45 Now Jerusalem lay void as a wilderness, there was none of her children that went in or out: the sanctuary also was trodden down, and aliens kept the strong hold; the heathen had their habitation in that place; and joy was taken from Jacob, and the pipe with the harp ceased.

3:46 Wherefore the Israelites assembled themselues together, and came to Maspha ouer-against Ierusalem; for in Maspha was the place where they prayed aforetime in Israel.

3:46 Wherefore the Israelites assembled themselves together, and came to Maspha, over against Jerusalem; for in Maspha was the place where they prayed aforetime in Israel.

3:47 Then they fasted that day, and put on sackecloth, and cast ashes vpon their heads, and rent their clothes:

3:47 Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes,

3:48 And laide open the booke of the Law, wherein ye heathen had sought to paint the likenesse of their images.

3:48 And laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images.

3:49 They brought also the Priestes garments, and the first fruits, and the tithes, and the Nazarites they stirred vp, who had accomplished their dayes.

3:49 They brought also the priests' garments, and the firstfruits, and the tithes: and the Nazarites they stirred up, who had accomplished their days.

3:50 Then cried they with a loud voice toward heauen, saying, What shall we doe with these, and whither shall wee cary them away?

3:50 Then cried they with a loud voice toward heaven, saying, What shall we do with these, and whither shall we carry them away?

3:51 For thy Sanctuarie is troden downe and profaned, and thy Priestes are in heauinesse, and brought low.

3:51 For thy sanctuary is trodden down and profaned, and thy priests are in heaviness, and brought low.

3:52 And loe, the heathen are assembled together against vs, to destroy vs: what things they imagine against vs, thou knowest.

3:52 And lo, the heathen are assembled together against us to destroy us: what things they imagine against us, thou knowest.

3:53 How shall wee be able to stand against them, except thou (O God) be our helpe?

3:53 How shall we be able to stand against them, except thou, O God, be our help?

3:54 Then sounded they with trumpets, and cryed with a loude voice.

3:54 Then sounded they with trumpets, and cried with a loud voice.

3:55 And after this, Iudas ordained captains ouer the people, euen captains ouer thousands, and ouer hundreds, and ouer fifties, and ouer tennes.

3:55 And after this Judas ordained captains over the people, even captains over thousands, and over hundreds, and over fifties, and over tens.

3:56 But as for such as were building houses, or had betrothed wiues, or were planting vineyards, or were fearefull, those hee commanded that they should returne, euery man to his owne house, according to the Law.

3:56 But as for such as were building houses, or had betrothed wives, or were planting vineyards, or were fearful, those he commanded that they should return, every man to his own house, according to the law.

3:57 So the campe remooued, and pitched vpon the South side of Emmaus.

3:57 So the camp removed, and pitched upon the south side of Emmaus.

3:58 And Iudas sayde, Arme your selues, and be valiant men, and see that ye be in readinesse against the morning, that yee may fight with these nations, that are assembled together against vs, to destroy vs and our Sanctuarie.

3:58 And Judas said, arm yourselves, and be valiant men, and see that ye be in readiness against the morning, that ye may fight with these nations, that are assembled together against us to destroy us and our sanctuary:

3:59 For it is better for vs to die in battell, then to behold the calamities of our people, and our Sanctuarie.

3:59 For it is better for us to die in battle, than to behold the calamities of our people and our sanctuary.

3:60 Neuerthelesse, as the will [of God] is in heauen, so let him doe.

3:60 Nevertheless, as the will of God is in heaven, so let him do.


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