13Who, as he was a man of understanding, casting with himself what loss he had had, and considering that the Hebrews could not be overcome, because the Almighty God helped them, he sent unto them, 14And persuaded them to agree to all reasonable conditions, and promised that he would persuade the king that he must needs be a friend unto them. 15Then Maccabeus consented to all that Lysias desired, being careful of the common good; and whatsoever Maccabeus wrote unto Lysias concerning the Jews, the king granted it. 16For there were letters written unto the Jews from Lysias to this effect: Lysias unto the people of the Jews sendeth greeting:17John and Absolom, who were sent from you, delivered me the petition subscribed, and made request for the performance of the contents thereof. 18Therefore what things soever were meet to be reported to the king, I have declared them, and he hath granted as much as might be. 19And if then ye will keep yourselves loyal to the state, hereafter also will I endeavour to be a means of your good.
"For there were letters written unto the Jews from Lysias to this effect: Lysias unto the people of the Jews sendeth greeting:" 2 Maccabees 11:16 KJVSimilar Verses