1 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14

1 Maccabees 7:1 NABRE

In the one hundred and fifty-first year, Demetrius, son of Seleucus, set out from Rome, arrived with a few men at a coastal city, and began to rule there.
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1 Maccabees 7:2 NABRE

As he was entering the royal palace of his ancestors, the soldiers seized Antiochus and Lysias to bring them to him.
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1 Maccabees 7:9 NABRE

He sent him and the renegade Alcimus, to whom he granted the high priesthood, with orders to take revenge on the Israelites.
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1 Maccabees 7:10 NABRE

They set out and, on arriving in the land of Judah with a great army, sent messengers who spoke deceitfully to Judas and his brothers in peaceful terms.
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1 Maccabees 7:11 NABRE

But these paid no attention to their words, seeing that they had come with a great army.
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1 Maccabees 7:12 NABRE

A group of scribes, however, gathered about Alcimus and Bacchides to ask for a just agreement.
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1 Maccabees 7:13 NABRE

The Hasideans were the first among the Israelites to seek peace with them
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1 Maccabees 7:14 NABRE

for they said, “A priest of the line of Aaron has come with the army, and he will not do us any wrong.”
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