3But when their hatred went so far, that by one of Simon's faction murders were committed, 4Onias seeing the danger of this contention, and that Apollonius, as being the governor of Celosyria and Phenice, did rage, and increase Simon's malice, 5He went to the king, not to be an accuser of his countrymen, but seeking the good of all, both publick and private: 6For he saw that it was impossible that the state should continue quiet, and Simon leave his folly, unless the king did look thereunto.7But after the death of Seleucus, when Antiochus, called Epiphanes, took the kingdom, Jason the brother of Onias laboured underhand to be high priest, 8Promising unto the king by intercession three hundred and threescore talents of silver, and of another revenue eighty talents: 9Beside this, he promised to assign an hundred and fifty more, if he might have licence to set him up a place for exercise, and for the training up of youth in the fashions of the heathen, and to write them of Jerusalem by the name of Antiochians.
"For he saw that it was impossible that the state should continue quiet, and Simon leave his folly, unless the king did look thereunto." 2 Maccabees 4:6 KJVSimilar VersesSave
For he saw that it was impossible, that the state should continue quiet, and Simon leaue his folly, vnlesse the king did looke thereunto.
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