“Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand:”
19Also they that were in the city took not the least care, being troubled for the conflict abroad. 20And now, when as all looked what should be the trial, and the enemies were already come near, and the army was set in array, and the beasts conveniently placed, and the horsemen set in wings, 21Maccabeus seeing the coming of the multitude, and the divers preparations of armour, and the fierceness of the beasts, stretched out his hands toward heaven, and called upon the Lord that worketh wonders, knowing that victory cometh not by arms, but even as it seemeth good to him, he giveth it to such as are worthy: 22Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand:23Wherefore now also, O Lord of heaven, send a good angel before us for a fear and dread unto them; 24And through the might of thine arm let those be stricken with terror, that come against thy holy people to blaspheme. And he ended thus. 25Then Nicanor and they that were with him came forward with trumpets and songs.