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2 Maccabees 4:5-7 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

Not to be an accuser of his countrymen, but with a view to the common good of all the people.

For he saw that, except the king took care, it was impossible that matters should be settled in peace, or that Simon would cease from his folly.

But after the death of Seleucus, when Antiochus, who was called the Illustrious, had taken possession of the kingdom, Jason the brother of Onias ambitiously sought the high priesthood:

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