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1Mac 13:1 
Now when Simon heard that Tryphon had gathered together a 
great host to invade the land of Judea, and destroy it, 
1Mac 13:2 
And saw that the people was in great trembling and fear, he 
went up to Jerusalem, and gathered the people together, 
1Mac 13:3 
And gave them exhortation, saying, Ye yourselves know what 
great things I, and my brethren, and my father's house, have 
done for the laws and the sanctuary, the battles also and 
troubles which we have seen. 
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By reason whereof all my brethren are slain for Israel's 
sake, and I am left alone. 
1Mac 13:5 
Now therefore be it far from me, that I should spare mine own 
life in any time of trouble: for I am no better than my 
1Mac 13:6 
Doubtless I will avenge my nation, and the sanctuary, and our 
wives, and our children: for all the heathen are gathered to 
destroy us of very malice. 
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Now as soon as the people heard these words, their spirit 
1Mac 13:8 
And they answered with a loud voice, saying, Thou shalt be 
our leader instead of Judas and Jonathan thy brother. 
1Mac 13:9 
Fight thou our battles, and whatsoever, thou commandest us, 
that will we do. 
1Mac 13:10 
So then he gathered together all the men of war, and made 
haste to finish the walls of Jerusalem, and he fortified it 
round about. 
1Mac 13:11 
Also he sent Jonathan the son of Absolom, and with him a 
great power, to Joppa: who casting out them that were therein 
remained there in it. 
1Mac 13:12 
So Tryphon removed from Ptolemaus with a great power to 
invade the land of Judea, and Jonathan was with him in ward. 
1Mac 13:13 
But Simon pitched his tents at Adida, over against the plain. 
1Mac 13:14 
Now when Tryphon knew that Simon was risen up instead of his 
brother Jonathan, and meant to join battle with him, he sent 
messengers unto him, saying, 
1Mac 13:15 
Whereas we have Jonathan thy brother in hold, it is for money 
that he is owing unto the king's treasure, concerning the 
business that was committed unto him. 
1Mac 13:16 
Wherefore now send an hundred talents of silver, and two of 
his sons for hostages, that when he is at liberty he may not 
revolt from us, and we will let him go. 
1Mac 13:17 
Hereupon Simon, albeit he perceived that they spake 
deceitfully unto him yet sent he the money and the children, 
lest peradventure he should procure to himself great hatred of 
the people: 
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Who might have said, Because I sent him not the money and the 
children, therefore is Jonathan dead. 
1Mac 13:19 
So he sent them the children and the hundred talents: howbeit 
Tryphon dissembled neither would he let Jonathan go. 
1Mac 13:20 
And after this came Tryphon to invade the land, and destroy 
it, going round about by the way that leadeth unto Adora: but 
Simon and his host marched against him in every place, 
wheresoever he went. 
1Mac 13:21 
Now they that were in the tower sent messengers unto Tryphon, 
to the end that he should hasten his coming unto them by the 
wilderness, and send them victuals. 
1Mac 13:22 
Wherefore Tryphon made ready all his horsemen to come that 
night: but there fell a very great snow, by reason whereof he 
came not. So he departed, and came into the country of Galaad. 
1Mac 13:23 
And when he came near to Bascama he slew Jonathan, who was 
buried there. 
1Mac 13:24 
Afterward Tryphon returned and went into his own land. 
1Mac 13:25 
Then sent Simon, and took the bones of Jonathan his brother, 
and buried them in Modin, the city of his fathers. 
1Mac 13:26 
And all Israel made great lamentation for him, and bewailed 
him many days. 
1Mac 13:27 
Simon also built a monument upon the sepulchre of his father 
and his brethren, and raised it aloft to the sight, with hewn 
stone behind and before. 
1Mac 13:28 
Moreover he set up seven pyramids, one against another, for 
his father, and his mother, and his four brethren. 
1Mac 13:29 
And in these he made cunning devices, about the which he set 
great pillars, and upon the pillars he made all their armour for 
a perpetual memory, and by the armour ships carved, that they 
might be seen of all that sail on the sea. 
1Mac 13:30 
This is the sepulchre which he made at Modin, and it standeth 
yet unto this day. 
1Mac 13:31 
Now Tryphon dealt deceitfully with the young king Antiochus, 
and slew him. 
1Mac 13:32 
And he reigned in his stead, and crowned himself king of 
Asia, and brought a great calamity upon the land. 
1Mac 13:33 
Then Simon built up the strong holds in Judea, and fenced 
them about with high towers, and great walls, and gates, and 
bars, and laid up victuals therein. 
1Mac 13:34 
Moreover Simon chose men, and sent to king Demetrius, to the 
end he should give the land an immunity, because all that 
Tryphon did was to spoil. 
1Mac 13:35 
Unto whom king Demetrius answered and wrote after this 
1Mac 13:36 
King Demetrius unto Simon the high priest, and friend of 
kings, as also unto the elders and nation of the Jews, sendeth 
1Mac 13:37 
The golden crown, and the scarlet robe, which ye sent unto 
us, we have received: and we are ready to make a stedfast peace 
with you, yea, and to write unto our officers, to confirm the 
immunities which we have granted. 
1Mac 13:38 
And whatsoever covenants we have made with you shall stand; 
and the strong holds, which ye have builded, shall be your own. 
1Mac 13:39 
As for any oversight or fault committed unto this day, we 
forgive it, and the crown tax also, which ye owe us: and if 
there were any other tribute paid in Jerusalem, it shall no more 
be paid. 
1Mac 13:40 
And look who are meet among you to be in our court, let then 
be enrolled, and let there be peace betwixt us. 
1Mac 13:41 
Thus the yoke of the heathen was taken away from Israel in 
the hundred and seventieth year. 
1Mac 13:42 
Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments 
and contracts, In the first year of Simon the high priest, the 
governor and leader of the Jews. 
1Mac 13:43 
In those days Simon camped against Gaza and besieged it round 
about; he made also an engine of war, and set it by the city, 
and battered a certain tower, and took it. 
1Mac 13:44 
And they that were in the engine leaped into the city; 
whereupon there was a great uproar in the city: 
1Mac 13:45 
Insomuch as the people of the city rent their clothes, and 
climbed upon the walls with their wives and children, and cried 
with a loud voice, beseeching Simon to grant them peace. 
1Mac 13:46 
And they said, Deal not with us according to our wickedness, 
but according to thy mercy. 
1Mac 13:47 
So Simon was appeased toward them, and fought no more against 
them, but put them out of the city, and cleansed the houses 
wherein the idols were, and so entered into it with songs and 
1Mac 13:48 
Yea, he put all uncleanness out of it, and placed such men 
there as would keep the law, and made it stronger than it was 
before, and built therein a dwellingplace for himself. 
1Mac 13:49 
They also of the tower in Jerusalem were kept so strait, that 
they could neither come forth, nor go into the country, nor buy, 
nor sell: wherefore they were in great distress for want of 
victuals, and a great number of them perished through famine. 
1Mac 13:50 
Then cried they to Simon, beseeching him to be at one with 
them: which thing he granted them; and when he had put them out 
from thence, he cleansed the tower from pollutions: 
1Mac 13:51 
And entered into it the three and twentieth day of the second 
month in the hundred seventy and first year, with thanksgiving, 
and branches of palm trees, and with harps, and cymbals, and 
with viols, and hymns, and songs: because there was destroyed a 
great enemy out of Israel. 
1Mac 13:52 
He ordained also that that day should be kept every year with 
gladness. Moreover the hill of the temple that was by the tower 
he made stronger than it was, and there he dwelt himself with 
his company. 
1Mac 13:53 
And when Simon saw that John his son was a valiant man, he 
made him captain of all the hosts; and he dwelt in Gazera.