The King James Version Bible

1 Maccabees 1:16-20

  1. Now when the kingdom was established before Antiochus, he thought to reign over Egypt that he might have the dominion of two realms.

  2. Wherefore he entered into Egypt with a great multitude, with chariots, and elephants, and horsemen, and a great navy,

  3. And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt: but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were wounded to death.

  4. Thus they got the strong cities in the land of Egypt and he took the spoils thereof.

  5. And after that Antiochus had smitten Egypt, he returned again in the hundred forty and third year, and went up against Israel and Jerusalem with a great multitude,