1About that time came Antiochus with dishonour out of the country of Persia 2For he had entered the city called Persepolis, and went about to rob the temple, and to hold the city; whereupon the multitude running to defend themselves with their weapons put them to flight; and so it happened, that Antiochus being put to flight of the inhabitants returned with shame. 3Now when he came to Ecbatane, news was brought him what had happened unto Nicanor and Timotheus.4Then swelling with anger. he thought to avenge upon the Jews the disgrace done unto him by those that made him flee. Therefore commanded he his chariotman to drive without ceasing, and to dispatch the journey, the judgment of God now following him. For he had spoken proudly in this sort, That he would come to Jerusalem and make it a common burying place of the Jews. 5But the Lord Almighty, the God of Isreal, smote him with an incurable and invisible plague: or as soon as he had spoken these words, a pain of the bowels that was remediless came upon him, and sore torments of the inner parts; 6And that most justly: for he had tormented other men's bowels with many and strange torments.
"Now when he came to Ecbatane, news was brought him what had happened unto Nicanor and Timotheus." 2 Maccabees 9:3 KJVSimilar VersesSave