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2 Maccabees 2:26
For those of us who engage in the strenuous task of abbreviation, it isn’t easy but involves sweat and loss of sleep,
We have taken care for those indeed that are willing to read, that it might be a pleasure of mind: and for the studious, that they may more easily commit to memory: and that all that read might receive profit.
Writing such a summary is a difficult task, demanding hard work and sleepless nights.
For us who have undertaken the labor of making this digest, the task, far from being easy, is one of sweat and of sleepless nights.
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
For us who have undertaken the toil of abbreviating, it is no light matter but calls for sweat and loss of sleep,
And soothly we took to us-selves [or to ourselves] that received this work, by cause (or because) of abridging, not (an) easy travail, but soothly a work full of wakings (or of watching) and [of] sweat.
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