“And she smote twise vpon his necke with all her might, and she tooke away his head from him,”
King James Version (KJV)
5. For now is the time to helpe thine inheritance, and to execute mine enterprises, to the destruction of the enemies, which are risen against vs. 6. Then she came to the pillar of the bed, which was at Olofernes head, and tooke downe his fauchin from thence, 7. And approched to his bed, and tooke hold of the haire of his head, and said, Strengthen mee, O Lord God of Israel, this day. 8. And she smote twise vpon his necke with all her might, and she tooke away his head from him, 9. And tumbled his body downe from the bed, and pulled downe the canopy from the pillars, and anon after she went forth, and gaue Olofernes his head to her maide. 10. And she put it in her bag of meate, so they twaine went together according to their custome vnto prayer, and when they passed the campe, they compassed the valley, and went vp the mountaine of Bethulia, and came to the gates thereof. 11. Then said Iudeth a farre off to the watchmen at the gate, Open, open now the gate: God, euen our God is with vs, to shew his power yet in Ierusalem, and his forces against the enemie, as he hath euen done this day.