6Then she came to the pillar of the bed, which was at Holofernes' head, and took down his fauchion from thence, 7And approached to his bed, and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, this day. 8And she smote twice upon his neck with all her might, and she took away his head from him. 9And tumbled his body down from the bed, and pulled down the canopy from the pillars; and anon after she went forth, and gave Holofernes his head to her maid;10And she put it in her bag of meat: so they twain went together according to their custom unto prayer: and when they passed the camp, they compassed the valley, and went up the mountain of Bethulia, and came to the gates thereof. 11Then said Judith afar off, to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, even our God, is with us, to shew his power yet in Jerusalem, and his forces against the enemy, as he hath even done this day. 12Now when the men of her city heard her voice, they made haste to go down to the gate of their city, and they called the elders of the city.