2 Maccabees

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2 Maccabees 7

    The Martyrdom of Seven Brothers

  1. "It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and cords, to partake of unlawful swine's flesh. "
  2. "One of them, acting as their spokesman, said, ""What do you intend to ask and learn from us? For we are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our fathers."""
  3. "The king fell into a rage, and gave orders that pans and caldrons be heated. "