6 Young women, who had just entered the bridal bedroom for the sharing of life, exchanged joy for weeping and sprinkled dust on their hair that was still wet with perfume. They were led away with their heads bare and began to sing a funeral song together in place of a wedding song, as they were roughly handled by the cruel treatment of a foreign nation.

References for 3 Maccabees 4:6

    • a 4:6 - Some manuscripts read <i>as though torn asunder by the lion’s whelps of a foreign nation</i>.