26Then Jason, who had undermined his own brother, being undermined by another, was compelled to flee into the country of the Ammonites. 27So Menelaus got the principality: but as for the money that he had promised unto the king, he took no good order for it, albeit Sostratis the ruler of the castle required it: 28For unto him appertained the gathering of the customs. Wherefore they were both called before the king. 29Now Menelaus left his brother Lysimachus in his stead in the priesthood; and Sostratus left Crates, who was governor of the Cyprians.30While those things were in doing, they of Tarsus and Mallos made insurrection, because they were given to the king's concubine, called Antiochus. 31Then came the king in all haste to appease matters, leaving Andronicus, a man in authority, for his deputy. 32Now Menelaus, supposing that he had gotten a convenient time, stole certain vessels of gold out of the temple, and gave some of them to Andronicus, and some he sold into Tyrus and the cities round about.
"Now Menelaus left his brother Lysimachus in his stead in the priesthood; and Sostratus left Crates, who was governor of the Cyprians." 2 Maccabees 4:29 KJVSimilar VersesSave