1 Maccabees 8:4

how they had acquired ethe mines of silver and gold theree; fand how that by their policy and persistenceg they had conquered the wholeh land (and the land was exceeding far ifrom themi); also (they told) of the kings that had come against them from the uttermost part of the earth, until they had discomfited themf, and smitten them very sore; and how the rest had given them tribute year by year.

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