Judith  Jdt.13:1-9

Beautiful woman
Why are you going out the gate
Going to the tent
of the enemy?


Bejeweled and radiant in festive garments
The general welcomes you and your maid.
He anticipates the pleasure you will provide.
He does not anticipate what his razor sharp sword will provide
for the strong hands of a courageous woman.


“You are the glory of Jerusalem!
You are the pride of Israel.”