26And, behold, this day are they besieging the tower at Jerusalem, to take it: the sanctuary also and Bethsura have they fortified. 27Wherefore if thou dost not prevent them quickly, they will do the greater things than these, neither shalt thou be able to rule them. 28Now when the king heard this, he was angry, and gathered together all his friends, and the captains of his army, and those that had charge of the horse. 29There came also unto him from other kingdoms, and from isles of the sea, bands of hired soldiers.30So that the number of his army was an hundred thousand footmen, and twenty thousand horsemen, and two and thirty elephants exercised in battle. 31These went through Idumea, and pitched against Bethsura, which they assaulted many days, making engines of war; but they of Bethsura came out, and burned them with fire, and fought valiantly. 32Upon this Judas removed from the tower, and pitched in Bathzacharias, over against the king's camp.
"There came also unto him from other kingdoms, and from isles of the sea, bands of hired soldiers." 1 Maccabees 6:29 KJVSimilar Verses