33And they said unto them, Let that which ye have done hitherto suffice; come forth, and do according to the commandment of the king, and ye shall live. 34But they said, We will not come forth, neither will we do the king's commandment, to profane the sabbath day. 35So then they gave them the battle with all speed. 36Howbeit they answered them not, neither cast they a stone at them, nor stopped the places where they lay hid;37But said, Let us die all in our innocency: heaven and earth will testify for us, that ye put us to death wrongfully. 38So they rose up against them in battle on the sabbath, and they slew them, with their wives and children and their cattle, to the number of a thousand people. 39Now when Mattathias and his friends understood hereof, they mourned for them right sore.
"Howbeit they answered them not, neither cast they a stone at them, nor stopped the places where they lay hid;" 1 Maccabees 2:36 KJVSimilar VersesSave