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2 Maccabees 4:50
But, through the greed of those in power, Menelaus remained in office and persisted in evil as a great conspirator against the citizens.
And so through the covetousness of them that were in power, Menelaus continued in authority, increasing in malice to the betraying of the citizens.
Menelaus stayed on in his position because of the greed of those in power. He grew more evil every day and became the worst enemy of his own people.
But Menelaus, thanks to the greed of those in power, remained in office, where he grew in wickedness, scheming greatly against his fellow citizens.
But Menelaus, because of the greed of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his compatriots.
But Menelaus, because of the greed of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his compatriots.
But Menelaus, because of the greed of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his compatriots.
But Menelaus, because of the greed of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his compatriots.
But Menela′us, because of the cupidity of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his fellow citizens.
But Menela′us, because of the cupidity of those in power, remained in office, growing in wickedness, having become the chief plotter against his fellow citizens.
Forsooth for (the) covetousness of them that were in power, Menelaus dwelt in power, waxing (or growing) in malice, and to deceits (or in the deceiving) of (the) citizens.
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