The King James Version Bible

1 Maccabees 1:4-6

  1. And he gathered a mighty strong host and ruled over countries, and nations, and kings, who became tributaries unto him.

  2. And after these things he fell sick, and perceived that he should die.

  3. Wherefore he called his servants, such as were honourable, and had been brought up with him from his youth, and parted his kingdom among them, while he was yet alive.