Jdt 11:11-15

11“But now, in order that my lord may not be defeated and his purpose frustrated, death will fall upon them, for a sin has overtaken them by which they are about to provoke their God to anger when they do what is wrong.12Since their food supply is exhausted and their water has almost given out, they have planned to kill their livestock and have determined to use all that God by his laws has forbidden them to eat.13They have decided to consume the first fruits of the grain and the tithes of the wine and oil, which they had consecrated and set aside for the priests who minister in the presence of our God in Jerusalem—things it is not lawful for any of the people even to touch with their hands.14Since even the people in Jerusalem have been doing this, they have sent messengers there in order to bring back permission from the council of the elders.15When the response reaches them and they act upon it, on that very day they will be handed over to you to be destroyed.