37Upon this all the host assembled themselves together, and went up into mount Sion. 38And when they saw the sanctuary desolate, and the altar profaned, and the gates burned up, and shrubs growing in the courts as in a forest, or in one of the mountains, yea, and the priests' chambers pulled down; 39They rent their clothes, and made great lamentation, and cast ashes upon their heads, 40And fell down flat to the ground upon their faces, and blew an alarm with the trumpets, and cried toward heaven.41Then Judas appointed certain men to fight against those that were in the fortress, until he had cleansed the sanctuary. 42So he chose priests of blameless conversation, such as had pleasure in the law: 43Who cleansed the sanctuary, and bare out the defiled stones into an unclean place.
"And fell down flat to the ground upon their faces, and blew an alarm with the trumpets, and cried toward heaven." 1 Maccabees 4:40 KJVSimilar VersesSave