Judas Maccabeus, who had always fought with all his body and soul for his own people, never losing the patriotism of his youth, ordered his men to cut off Nicanor's head and right arm and to take them to Jerusalem.
When they arrived in the city, he called together all the people, stationed the priests before the altar, and sent for the men in the fort.
He showed them the head of the evil Nicanor and the arm which that wicked man had arrogantly stretched out against the sacred Temple of the Almighty God.
Then he cut out the tongue of that godless man, promising to feed it bit by bit to the birds and to hang up his head opposite the Temple, as evidence of what his foolishness did for him.
Everyone there looked up to heaven and praised the Lord, who had revealed his power and had kept his Temple from being defiled.