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1 Maccabees 3:59
It would be better for us to die fighting than to see the misfortunes of our nation and the sanctuary.
For it is better for us to die in battle, than to see the evils of our nation, and of the holies:
It is better for us to die fighting than to stand idly by and watch the destruction of our nation and our Temple.
It is better for us to die in battle than to witness the evils befalling our nation and our sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
It is better for us to die in battle than to see the misfortunes of our nation and of the sanctuary.
For better it is, that we die in battle, than for to see evils of our folk, and holy things (or and of our Temple). [For better is us for to die in battle, than for to see evil of our folk and holy things.]
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