18About this time they that were in the tower shut up the Israelites round about the sanctuary, and sought always their hurt, and the strengthening of the heathen. 19Wherefore Judas, purposing to destroy them, called all the people together to besiege them. 20So they came together, and besieged them in the hundred and fiftieth year, and he made mounts for shot against them, and other engines. 21Howbeit certain of them that were besieged got forth, unto whom some ungodly men of Israel joined themselves:22And they went unto the king, and said, How long will it be ere thou execute judgment, and avenge our brethren? 23We have been willing to serve thy father, and to do as he would have us, and to obey his commandments; 24For which cause they of our nation besiege the tower, and are alienated from us: moreover as many of us as they could light on they slew, and spoiled our inheritance.
"Howbeit certain of them that were besieged got forth, unto whom some ungodly men of Israel joined themselves:" 1 Maccabees 6:21 KJVSimilar Verses