1 And when those who were in the tents heard, they were astonished at the thing that was done.
2 And fear and trembling fell upon them, so that there was no man who dared abide in the sight of his neighbor, but, rushing out all together, they fled into every way of the plain and of the hill country.
3 Those also who had camped in the mountains round about Bethulia fled away. Then the children of Israel, every one who was a warrior among them, rushed out upon them.
4 Then sent Uzziah to Betomasthaim, and to Bebai and Chobai and Kola, and to all the borders of Israel, such as should tell the things that were done, and that all should rush forth upon their enemies to destroy them.
5 Now when the children of Israel heard it, they all fell upon them with one consent, and slew them unto Chobai; likewise also those who came from Jerusalem and from all the hill country (for men had told them what things had been done in the camp of their enemies); and those who were in Gilead and in Galilee chased them with a great slaughter, until they were past Damascus and the borders thereof.
6 And the residue that dwelt at Bethulia fell upon the camp of Assyria and despoiled them, and were greatly enriched.
7 And the children of Israel who returned from the slaughter had that which remained; and the villages and the cities that were in the mountains and in the plain got many spoils, for the multitude was very great.
8 Then Joakim the high priest, and the elders of the children of Israel who dwelt in Jerusalem, came to behold the good things that God had shown to Israel, and to see Judith and to salute her.
9 And when they came unto her, they blessed her with one accord and said unto her, "Thou art the exaltation of Jerusalem, thou art the great glory of Israel, thou art the great rejoicing of our nation.
10 Thou hast done all these things by thine hand. Thou hast done much good to Israel, and God is pleased therewith. Blessed be thou by the Almighty Lord for evermore." And all the people said, "So be it."
11 And the people despoiled the camp for the space of thirty days. And they gave unto Judith Holofernes' tent, and all his plate, and beds, and vessels, and all his goods; and she took them and laid them on her mule, and made ready her carts and laid them thereon.
12 Then all the women of Israel ran together to see her, and blessed her, and did a dance among them for her; and she took branches in her hand, and gave also to the women who were with her.
13 And they put a garland of olive upon her and her maid who was with her, and she went before the people in the dance, leading all the women; and all the men of Israel followed in their armor with garlands and with songs in their mouths.