Quenched the power of fire (esbesan dunamin puro). First aorist active indicative of sbennumi ( Matthew 12:20 ). See Daniel 3:19-28 . Escaped the edge of the sword (epugon stomata macairh). Second aorist active indicative of peugw, old verb to flee. "Mouths (stomata) of the sword" ( Luke 21:24 ). See 1 Samuel 18:11 ; 1 Kings 19:2 . Were made strong (edunamwqhsan). First aorist passive indicative of dunamow, late verb from dunami as in Colossians 1:11 . Waxed mighty in war (egenhqhsan iscuroi en polemwi). "Became strong in battle" ( Psalms 18:34 ). Armies of aliens (parembola allotriwn). Late compound (para, en, ballw) for encampment (Polybius, Plutarch), barracks ( Acts 21:34Acts 21:37 ), armies in battle line ( Revelation 20:9 and here as in LXX and Polybius). Apparently a reference to the campaigns of Judas Maccabeus.