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1 And it happened that, when the surrounding nations heard that the altar and the sanctuary had been rebuilt as before, they were very angry.
1 Now when the nations round about heard that the altar was built and the sanctuary renewed as before, it displeased them very much.
2 And they intended to destroy the people of Jacob that were among them, and they began to kill some of the people, and to persecute them.
2 Wherefore they thought to destroy the generation of Jacob that was among them, and thereupon they began to slay and destroy the people.
3 Then Judas defeated in warfare the sons of Esau in Idumea, and those who were in Akrabattene, because they besieged the Israelites, and he struck them with a great scourging.
3 Then Judas fought against the children of Esau in Idumea at Arabattine, because they besieged Gael: and he gave them a great overthrow, and abated their courage, and took their spoils.
4 And he remembered the malice of the sons of Baean, who were a snare and a scandal to the people, lying in ambush for them in the way.
4 Also he remembered the injury of the children of Bean, who had been a snare and an offence unto the people, in that they lay in wait for them in the ways.
5 And they were trapped by him in the towers, and he took up a position near them, and he anathematized them, and he burned their towers with fire, along with all who were in them.
5 He shut them up therefore in the towers, and encamped against them, and destroyed them utterly, and burned the towers of that place with fire, and all that were therein.
6 Then he crossed over to the sons of Ammon, and he found a strong hand, and an abundant people, and Timothy was their commander.
6 Afterward he passed over to the children of Ammon, where he found a mighty power, and much people, with Timotheus their captain.
7 And he engaged in many battles with them, and they were crushed in their sight, and he struck them down.
7 So he fought many battles with them, till at length they were discomfited before him; and he smote them.
8 And he seized the city of Jazer, and her sister cities, and he returned to Judea.
8 And when he had taken Jazar, with the towns belonging thereto, he returned into Judea.