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Chapter 4 9 Remember how our fathers were delivered in the Red sea, when Pharaoh pursued them with an army.10 Now therefore let us cry unto heaven, if peradventure the Lord will have mercy upon us, and remember the covenant of our fathers, and destroy this host before our face this day:11 That so all the heathen may know that there is one who delivereth and saveth Israel.12 Then the strangers lifted up their eyes, and saw them coming over against them.13 Wherefore they went out of the camp to battle; but they that were with Judas sounded their trumpets.14 So they joined battle, and the heathen being discomfited fled into the plain.15 Howbeit all the hindmost of them were slain with the sword: for they pursued them unto Gazera, and unto the plains of Idumea, and Azotus, and Jamnia, so that there were slain of them upon a three thousand men.16 This done, Judas returned again with his host from pursuing them,17 And said to the people, Be not greedy of the spoil inasmuch as there is a battle before us,18 And Gorgias and his host are here by us in the mountain: but stand ye now against our enemies, and overcome them, and after this ye may boldly take the spoils.19 As Judas was yet speaking these words, there appeared a part of them looking out of the mountain:20 Who when they perceived that the Jews had put their host to flight and were burning the tents; for the smoke that was seen declared what was done:21 When therefore they perceived these things, they were sore afraid, and seeing also the host of Judas in the plain ready to fight,22 They fled every one into the land of strangers.23 Then Judas returned to spoil the tents, where they got much gold, and silver, and blue silk, and purple of the sea, and great riches.24 After this they went home, and sung a song of thanksgiving, and praised the Lord in heaven: because it is good, because his mercy endureth forever.25 Thus Israel had a great deliverance that day.26 Now all the strangers that had escaped came and told Lysias what had happened:27 Who, when he heard thereof, was confounded and discouraged, because neither such things as he would were done unto Israel, nor such things as the king commanded him were come to pass.