20But of the particulars I have given order both to these and the other that came from me, to commune with you. 21Fare ye well. The hundred and eight and fortieth year, the four and twentieth day of the month Dioscorinthius. 22Now the king's letter contained these words: King Antiochus unto his brother Lysias sendeth greeting: 23Since our father is translated unto the gods, our will is, that they that are in our realm live quietly, that every one may attend upon his own affairs.24We understand also that the Jews would not consent to our father, for to be brought unto the custom of the Gentiles, but had rather keep their own manner of living: for the which cause they require of us, that we should suffer them to live after their own laws. 25Wherefore our mind is, that this nation shall be in rest, and we have determined to restore them their temple, that they may live according to the customs of their forefathers. 26Thou shalt do well therefore to send unto them, and grant them peace, that when they are certified of our mind, they may be of good comfort, and ever go cheerfully about their own affairs.
"Since our father is translated unto the gods, our will is, that they that are in our realm live quietly, that every one may attend upon his own affairs." 2 Maccabees 11:23 KJVSimilar Verses