7Therefore I, being deprived of mine ancestors' honour, I mean the high priesthood, am now come hither: 8First, verily for the unfeigned care I have of things pertaining to the king; and secondly, even for that I intend the good of mine own countrymen: for all our nation is in no small misery through the unadvised dealing of them aforersaid. 9Wherefore, O king, seeing knowest all these things, be careful for the country, and our nation, which is pressed on every side, according to the clemency that thou readily shewest unto all. 10For as long as Judas liveth, it is not possible that the state should be quiet.11This was no sooner spoken of him, but others of the king's friends, being maliciously set against Judas, did more incense Demetrius. 12And forthwith calling Nicanor, who had been master of the elephants, and making him governor over Judea, he sent him forth, 13Commanding him to slay Judas, and to scatter them that were with him, and to make Alcimus high priest of the great temple.
"For as long as Judas liveth, it is not possible that the state should be quiet." 2 Maccabees 14:10 KJVSimilar VersesSave