[T]hey took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their
heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel. And there came a
messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the
king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in
of the gate until the morning.
They were all overcharged with wine ... But Holofernes lay on his bed, fast asleep, being exceedingly drunk.
... Judith stood before the bed praying ... Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel ... that I may bring to pass ... that it might be done by thee ...
When she had said this, she ... loosed his sword ... And ... she took him by the hair of his head, and said: Strengthen me, O Lord ...
And she struck twice upon his neck, and cut off his head ... And after a while she went out, and delivered the head of Holofernes to her maid,
and bade her put it into her wallet.