1 Maccabees 2:65-3:1 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
65 And behold, I know that your brother Simon is a man of counsel: give ear to him always, and he shall be a father to you.
66 And Judas Machabeus who is valiant and strong from his youth up, let him be the leader of your army, and he shall manage the war of the people.
67 And you shall take to you all that observe the law: and revenge ye the wrong of your people.
68 Render to the Gentiles their reward, and take heed to the precepts of the law.
69 And he blessed them, and was joined to his fathers.
70 And he died in the hundred and forty-sixth year: and he was buried by his sons in the sepulchres of his fathers in Modin, and all Israel mourned for him with great mourning.
3 Then his son Judas, called Machabeus, rose up in his stead.