1 Maccabees - Chapter 8
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1 Now Judas had heard of the reputation of the Romans: how strong they were, and how well disposed towards any who made common cause with them, making a treaty of friendship with anyone who approached them.
3 and of all they had done in the province of Spain to gain possession of the silver and gold mines there,
4 making themselves masters of the whole country by their determination and perseverance, despite its great distance from their own; of the kings who came from the ends of the earth to attack them, only to be crushed by them and overwhelmed with disaster, and of others who paid them annual tribute;
5 Philip, Perseus king of the Kittim, and others who had dared to make war on them, had been defeated and reduced to subjection,
10 the latter had got wind of it and, sending a single general against them, had fought a campaign in which they inflicted heavy casualties, carried their women and children away into captivity, pillaged their goods, subdued their country, tore down their fortresses and reduced them to a slavery lasting to the present day;
12 But where their friends and those who relied on them were concerned, they had always stood by their friendship. They had subdued kings far and near, and all who heard their name went in terror of them.
18 in the hope of being rid of the yoke, for they could see that Greek rule was reducing Israel to slavery.
19 The envoys made the lengthy journey to Rome and presented themselves before the Senate with their formal proposal:
20 'Judas Maccabaeus and his brothers, with the Jewish people, have sent us to you to conclude a treaty of alliance and peace with you, and to enrol ourselves as your allies and friends.'
32 If they appeal against you again, we shall uphold their rights and make war on you by sea and land.'
1 Maccabees Chapters
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22
Gospel, Luke 12:32-48
Reading 2, Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
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