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2 Maccabees 12:3-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Some people of Joppa also committed this outrage: they invited the Jews who lived among them, together with their wives and children, to embark on boats which they had provided. There was no hint of enmity toward them. This was done by public vote of the city. When the Jews, wishing to live on friendly terms and not suspecting anything, accepted the invitation, the people of Joppa took them out to sea and drowned at least two hundred of them.

As soon as Judas heard of the barbarous deed perpetrated against his compatriots, he summoned his men; and after calling upon God, the just judge, he marched against the murderers of his kindred. In a night attack he set the harbor on fire, burned the boats, and put to the sword those who had taken refuge there. Because the gates of the town were shut, he withdrew, intending to come back later and wipe out the entire population of Joppa.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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