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1 Maccabees 15:19

“We thought it good therefore, to write vnto the kings and countries, that they should doe them no harme, nor fight against them, their cities, or countries, nor yet aide their enemies against them.”

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1 Maccabees 15:19

16. Lucius, Consul of the Romanes, vnto king Ptolomee greeting. 17. The Iewes Embassadors our friends and confederates, came vnto vs to renew the old friendship and league, being sent from Simon the high Priest, and from the people of the Iewes. 18. And they brought a shield of gold, of a thousand pound: 19. We thought it good therefore, to write vnto the kings and countries, that they should doe them no harme, nor fight against them, their cities, or countries, nor yet aide their enemies against them. 20. It seemed also good to vs, to receiue the shield of them. 21. If therefore there be any pestilent fellowes, that haue fled from their countrie vnto you, deliuer them vnto Simon the high priest, that hee may punish them according to their owne lawe. 22. The same thing wrote hee likewise vnto Demetrius the king, and Attalus, to Ariarathes, and Arsaces,

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