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1 Maccabees 3:3-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

He spread abroad the glory of his people,
    and put on his breastplate like a giant.
He armed himself with weapons of war;
    he fought battles and protected the camp with his sword.
In his deeds he was like a lion,
    like a young lion roaring for prey.
He pursued the lawless, hunting them out,
    and those who troubled his people he destroyed by fire.
The lawless were cowed by fear of him,
    and all evildoers were dismayed.
By his hand deliverance was happily achieved,
    and he afflicted many kings.
He gave joy to Jacob by his deeds,
    and his memory is blessed forever.
He went about the cities of Judah
    destroying the renegades there.
He turned away wrath from Israel,
    was renowned to the ends of the earth;
    and gathered together those who were perishing.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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