The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Maccabees 2:26


26  And indeed, we ourselves, who have taken up the task of abridging this work, have no easy labor. For, in truth, more correctly, we have assumed an activity full of vigilance and sweat.

26  Therefore to us, that have taken upon us this painful labour of abridging, it was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching;