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Chapter 7 32 For we suffer because of our sins.33 And though the living Lord be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall he be at one again with his servants.34 But thou, O godless man, and of all other most wicked, be not lifted up without a cause, nor puffed up with uncertain hopes, lifting up thy hand against the servants of God:35 For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, who seeth all things.36 For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God's covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride.37 But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that he would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess, that he alone is God;38 And that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon our nation, may cease.39 Than the king' being in a rage, handed him worse than all the rest, and took it grievously that he was mocked.40 So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord.41 Last of all after the sons the mother died.42 Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures.

Chapter 8 1 Then Judas Maccabeus, and they that were with him, went privily into the towns, and called their kinsfolks together, and took unto them all such as continued in the Jews' religion, and assembled about six thousand men.2 And they called upon the Lord, that he would look upon the people that was trodden down of all; and also pity the temple profaned of ungodly men;3 And that he would have compassion upon the city, sore defaced, and ready to be made even with the ground; and hear the blood that cried unto him,4 And remember the wicked slaughter of harmless infants, and the blasphemies committed against his name; and that he would shew his hatred against the wicked.5 Now when Maccabeus had his company about him, he could not be withstood by the heathen: for the wrath of the Lord was turned into mercy.6 Therefore he came at unawares, and burnt up towns and cities, and got into his hands the most commodious places, and overcame and put to flight no small number of his enemies.7 But specially took he advantage of the night for such privy attempts, insomuch that the fruit of his holiness was spread every where.8 So when Philip saw that this man increased by little and little, and that things prospered with him still more and more, he wrote unto Ptolemeus, the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, to yield more aid to the king's affairs.