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I should have the rest when I and my wife be 2 And as he went he remembered the dead. words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the
CHAP. IX. perfumes, and put the heart and the liver of | 1 Tobias sendeth the angel unto Gabae! for the the fish thereupon,and made a smoke therewith. money : 6 the angel bringetb it, and Gabael to
3 f The which smell when the evil spirit the wedding. had smelled, he fled into the utmost parts of THEN Tobias called Raphael, and said Egypt, and the angel bound him.
1 unto him, 4 g And after that they were both shut in 2 Brother Azarias, take with thee a sertogether, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said, vant, and two camels, and go to Rages of Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would Media, to Gabael, and bring me the money, have pity on us.
and bring him to the wedding. 5 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art 3 For Raguel hath sworn that I shall not thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy depart. holy and glorious name for ever ; let the 4 But my father counteth the days; and if heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures. I tarry long, he will be very sorry.
6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve 5 Šo Raphael went out, and lodged with his wife for an helper and stay : of them came Gabael, and gave him the hand-writing: who mankind : thou hast said, It is not good that brought forth bags which were sealed up, and man should be alone ; let us inake unto him gave them to him. an aid like unto himself.
6 And early in the morning they went 7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my | forth both together, and came to the wedding: sister for lust, but uprightly: therefore merci and Tobias blessed his wife. fully ordain that we may become aged to
CHAP. X. gether.
| Tobit and his wife long for their son : 7 she 8 And she said with him, Amen.
will not be comforted by ber husband, 9 So they slept both that night. And N OW Tobit his father counted every day : Raguel arose, and went and made a grave, TV and when the days of the journey were
10 Saying, I fear lest he also be dead. | expired, and they came not,
11 But when Raguel was come into his 2 Then Tobit' said, Are they detained ? or house,
is Gabael dead, and there is no man to give 12 He said unto his wife Edna, Send one hin the money? of the maids, and let her see whether he be I 3 Therefore he was very sorry. aliye: if be be not, that we may bury him, 4 Then his wife said unto him, My son is and no man know it.
dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began 13 So the maid opened the door, and | to bewail him, and said, went in, and found them both asleep,
5 Now I care for nothing, my son, since I bave 14 And came forth, and told them that he let thee go, the light of mine eyes.
6 To whom Tobit said, Hold thy peace, 15 Then Raguel praised God, and said, o take no care, for he is safe. God, thou art worthy to be praised with all 7 But she said, Hold thy peace, and depure and holy praise ; therefore let thy saints ceive me not; my son is dead. And she went praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all out every day into the way which they went, thine angels and thine elect praise thee for and did eat no meat on the day time, and ever.
ceased not whole nights to bewail her son 16 Thou art to be praised, for thou hast Tobias, until the fourteen days of the wedmade ine joyful ; and that is not come to me ding were expired, which Raguel had sworn which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with that he should spend there. Then Tobias us according to thy great mercy.
said to Raguel, Let me go, for my father and 17 Thou art to be praised, because thou my mother look no more to see me. hast had mercy of two that were the only-be 8 But his father in law said unto him, Targotten children of their fathers : grant them ry with me, and I will send to thy father, and mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health | they shall declare unto him how things go with joy and mercy.
with thee. 18 Then Raguel bade his servants to fill 9 But Tobias said, No; but let me go to the grave.
my father. 19 And he kept the wedding-feast four- | 10 Then Raguel arose, and gave him Sara teen days.
his wife, and half his goods, servants, and 20 For before the days of the marriage || cattle, and money : were finished, Raguel had said unto him by I 11 And he blessed them, and sent them an oath, that he should not depart till the || away, saying, The God of heaven give you a fourteen days of the marriage were expired; || prosperous journey, my children.
21 And then he should take the half of his 12 And he said to his daughter, Honour
Apocrypbe. thy father, and thy mother in law, which are 17 ( But Tobit gave thanks before them. now thy parents, that I may hear good report because God had mercy on him. And when of thee. And he kissed her. Edna also said he came near to Sara his daughter in law, he to Tobias, 'The Lord of heaven restore thee, blessed her, saying, Thou art welcome, daughmy dear brother, and grant that I may see ter: God be blessed, which hath brought tbee thy children of my daughter Sara before I unto us, and blessed be thy father and thy dié, that I may rejoice before the Lord : be- mother. And there was joy among all his hold, I commic my daughter unto thee of brethren which were at Nineve. special trust; wherefore do not entreat her 18 And Achiacharus, and Nasbas his brothevil.
er's son, came : | CHAP. XI.
! 19 And Tobias's wedding was kept seven 6 Tobiai's motber spieth ber son coming : 17 bis days with great joy. father welcometh his daughter in law.
CHAP. XII. A FTER these things Tobias went his way, 5 Tobit offereth balf to the angel for bis kirdress, A praising God that he had given him ai 6 but be calletb tbem both aside, and exbertab prosperous journey, and blessed Raguel and then, 15 and telleth ibem that be was an angel. Edna his wife, and went on his way till they THEN Tobit called his son Tobias, and drew near unto Nineve.
I said unto him, My son, see that the man 2 Then Raphael said to Tobias, Thou have his wages, which went with thee, and knowest, brother, how thou didst leave thy thou must give him more. father :
2 And Tobias said unto him, O father, it 3 Let us baste before thy wife, and pre- is no harm to me to give him half of those pare the house.
ll things which I have brought: 14 And take in thine hand the gall of the 3 For he hath brought me again to thee in fish. So they went their way, and the dog safety, and made whole my wife, and brought went after them.
me the money, and likewise healed thee. 5 Now Anna sat looking about toward | 4 Then the old man said, It is due unto the way for her son.
him. 6 f And when she espied him coming, she 5 So he called the angel, and he said said to bis father, Behold, thy son cometh, | unto him, Take half of all that ye have and the man that went with him.
brought, and go away in safety. 7 Then said Raphael, I know, Tobias, that 6 ( Then he took them both apart, and thy father will open his eyes.
said unto them, Bless God, praise him, and 8 Therefore anoint thou his eyes with the magnify him, and praise him for the things gall, and being pricked therewith, he shall which he hath done unto you in the sight rub, and the whiteness shall fall away, and of all that live. It is good to praise God, and he shall see thee.
exalt his name, and honourably to shew forth 9 Then Anna ran forth, and fell upon the the works of God; therefore be not slack to neck of her son, and said unto him, Seeing I praise him. have seen thee, my son, from henceforth I am 7 It is good to keep close the secret of a content to die. And they wept both. | king, but it is honourable to reveal the works
10 Tobit also went forth toward the door, ll of God. Do that which is good, and no evil and stumbled : but his son ran unto him, shall touch you.
11 and took hold of his father: and hel 8 Prayer is good with fasting and alms strake of the gall on his father's eyes, saying, and righieousness. A little with righteousBe of good hope, my father.
ness is better than much with unrighteous. 12 And when his eyes began to smart, he || ness. It is better to give alms than to lay up rubbed them;
1 gold : 13 And the whiteness pilled away from 9 for alms doth deliver from death, and the corners of his eyes : and when he saw his || shall purge away all sin. Those that exerson, he fell upon his neck.
cise alms and righteousness shall be filled 14 And he wept, and said, Blessed art thou, || with life : O God, and blessed is thy name for ever; and 10 But they that sin are enemies to their blessed are all thine holy angels :
own life. 15 For thou hast scourged, and hast taken 1 Surely I will keep close nothing from pity on me : for behold, I see my son Tobias. | you. For I said, It was good to keep close And his son went in rejoicing, and told his the secret of a king, but that it was honour. father the great things that had happened to || able to reveal the works of God. him in Media.
12 Now therefore, when thou didst pray, 16 Then Tobit went out to meet his daugh- and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the ter in law at the gate of Nineve, rejoicing, remembrance of your prayers before the Holy and praising God : and they which saw him || One : and when thou didst bury the dead, I go marvelled, because he had received his was with thee likewise. sight.
1 13 And when thou didst not delay to rise
Apocrypha up, and leave thy dinner, to go and cover | thee for thy children's works, and will have the dead, thy good deed was not hid from mercy again on the sons of the righteous. me : but I was with thee.
10 Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: 14 And now God hath sent me to heal || and praise the everlasting King, that his tabthee and Sara thy daughter in law.
ernacle may be builded in thee again with 15 g I am Raphael, one of the seven holy | joy, and let him make joyful there in thee angels, which present the prayers of the saints, || those that are captives, and love in thee for and which go in and out before the glory of ever those that are miserable. the Holy One.
L 11 Many nations shall come from far to 16 Then they were both troubled, and fell the name of the Lord God with gifts in their upon their faces : for they feared.
hands, even gifts to the King of hcaven ; all 37 But he said unto them, Fear not, for it generations shall praise thee with great joy. shall go well with you ; praise God therefore, 12 Cursed are all they which hate thee, and
18 For not of any favour of mine, but by blessed shall all be which love thee for ever. the will of our God I came; wherefore praise | 13 Rejoice and be glad for the children of him for ever.
the just : for they shall be gathered together, 19 All these days I did appear unto you; || and shall bless the Lord of the just. but I did neither eat oor drink, but ye did see 14 O blessed are they which love thee, for a vision.
they shall rejoice in thy peace : blessed are 20 Now therefore give God thanks : for 1 || they which have been sorrowful for all thy go up to him that sent me; but write all things scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when which are done in a book.
they have seen all thy glory, and shall be glad 21 And when they arose, they saw him no | for ever. more.
15 Let my soul bless God the great King. 22 Then they confessed the great and 16 For Jerusalem shall be built up with wonderful works of God, and how the angel sapphires, and emeralds, and precious słone : of the Lord had appeared unto them.
thy walls, and towers, and battlements, with CHAP. XIII.
pure gold. The thanksgiving unto God, wbicb Tobit wrote. 17 And the streets of Jerusalem shall be THEN Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, paved with beryl, and carbuncle, and stones
1 and said, Blessed be God that liveth for of Ophir. ever, and blessed be his kingdom.
18 And all her streets shall say, Alleluia; 2 For he doth scourge, and hath mercy : || and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be he leadeth down to hell, and bringeth up | God, which hath extolled it for ever. again : neither is there any that can avoid his
CHAP. XIV. hand.
3 Tobit giveth instructions to bis son: 11 be and 3 Confess him before the Gentiles, ye chil bis wife die. 14 Tobias dieth at Ecbatane, after dren of Israel : for he hath scattered us among be bad beard of the destruction of Nineve. them.
CO Tobit made an end of praising God. 4 There declare his greatness, and extol D 2 And he was eight and fifty years old him before all the living : for he is our Lord, || when he lost his sight, which was restored to and he is the God our Father for ever. him after eight years: and he gave alms, and
5 And he will scourge us for our iniqui- ||he increased in the fear of the Lord God, and ties, and will have mercy again, and will gath praised him. er us out of all nations, among whom he hath 3 f And when he was very aged, he called scattered us.
his son, and the six sons of his son, and said 6 If ye turn to him with your whole heart, to him, My son, take thy children; for beand with your whole mind, and deal upright hold, I am aged, and am ready to depart out ly before him, then will he turn unto you, || of ihis life. and will not hide his face from you. There- || 4 Go into Media, my son, for I surely before see what he will do with you, and confess | lieve those things which Jonas the prophet him with your whole mouth, and praise the spake of Nineve, that it shall be overorown; Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King. | and that for a time peace shall rather be in In the land of my captivity do I praise him, || Media ; and that our brethren sball lie scate and declare his might and majesty to a sinful tered in the earth from that good land : and nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice Jerusalem shall be desolate, and the house of before him : who can tell if he will accept || God in it shall be burned, and shall be desoyou, and have mercy on you?
late for a time; 7 I will extol my God, and my soul shall | 5 And that again God will have mercy ou praise the King of 'heaven, and shall rejoice them, and bring them again into the land, in his greatness.
|| where they shall build a temple, but not like 8 Let all men speak, and let all praise him || to the firsi, until the time of that age be fulfor bis righteousness.
I filled; and afterward they shall return from 9 0 Jerusalem, the holy city, he will scourge || all places of their captivity, and build up Je
JUDITH. yusalem gloriously, and the house of God | gave alms, and escaped the snares of death shall be built in it for ever with a glorious which they had set for him : but Aman fell building, as the prophets have spoken thereof. into the snare, and perished.
6 And all nations shall turn, «nd fear the 11 Wherefore now, my son, consider Lord God truly, and shall bury their idols. what alms doeth, and how righteousness
7 So shall all nations praise the Lord, and doth deliver. When he had said these things, his people shall confess God, and the Lord he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an shall exalt his people; and all those which hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he love the Lord God in truth and justice shall buried him honourably. rejoice, shewing mercy to our brethren.
12 And when Anna his mother was dead, 8 And now, my son, depart out of Nin- he buried her with his father. But Tobias eve, because that those things which the departed with his wife and children to Ecprophet Jonas spake shall surely come to pass: batane, to Raguel his father in law,
9 But keep thou the law and the com- 13 Where he became old with honour, mandments, and shew thyself merciful and and he buried his father and mother in law just, that it may go well with thee.
|| honourably, and he inherited their substance, 10 And bury me decently, and thy mother and his father Tobit’s. with me ; but tarry no longer at Nineve. IL 14 And he died at Ecbatane in Media, beRemember, my son, how Aman handled | ing an hundred and seven and twenty years Achiacharus that brought him up, how out old. of light he brought him into darkness, and 15 But before he died he heard of the dehow he rewarded him again : yet Achiacha- struction of Nineve, which was taken by rus was saved, but the other had his reward : || Nabuchodonosor and Assuerus : and before for he went down into darkness. Manasses || his death he rejoiced over Nineve.
N 7 Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Asa ) Arpbaxad fortifieth Ecbatane. 5 Nabucho- || syrians sent unto all that dwelt in Persia, and
donosor maketb war against him, and calleth the to all that dwelt westward, and to those that nations to bis aid: 1 tbry slight his message ; || dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, bc threatenetb them : 13 he defeateth and killeth | and Antilibanus, and to all that dwelt upon Arpbaxad, and returneth to Nineve.
the sea coast, TN the twelfth year of the reign of Na 8 And to those among the nations that I buchodonosor, who reigned in Nineve,the were of Carmel, and Galaad, and the highgreat city; in the days of Arphaxad, which er Galilee, and the great plain of Esdrelom, reigned over the Medes in Ecbatane,
9 And to all that were in Samaria and the 2 And built in Ecbatane walls round cities thereof, and beyond Jordan unto Jeruabout of stones hewn three cubits broad and salem, and Betane, and Chellus, and Kades, six cubits long, and made the height of the and the river of Egypt, and Taphnes, and wall seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof Ramesse, and all the land of Gesem, fifty cubits :
10 Until ye come beyond Tanis and 3 And set the towers thereof upon the Memphis, and to all the inhabitants of Egates of it, an hundred cubits bigb, and the gypt, until ye come to the borders of Ethiobreadth thereof in the foundation threescoreli
11 But all the inhabitants of the land 4 And he made the gates thereof, even | made light of the commandment of Nabu. gates that were raised to the height of seven chodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither ty cubits, and the breadth of them was forty went they with him to the battle ; for they cubits, for the going forth of his mighty ar- | were not afraid of him : yea, he was before
them as one man, and they sent away his men :
ambassadors from them without effect, and 5 Even in those days king Nabuchodon with disgrace. osor made war with king Arphaxad in the II 12 Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very great plain, which is the plain in the borders || angry with all this country, and sware by his of Ragau.
throne and kingdom, that he would surely 6 And there came unto him all they that be avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, dwelt in the hill country, and all that dwelt and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would by Euphrates, and Tigris, and Hydaspe, slay with the sword all the inhabitants of and the plain of Arioch the king of the the land of Moab, and the children of AmElymeans, and very many nations of the mon, and all Judea, and all that were in E. sons of Chelod, assembled themselves to the gypt, till ye come to the borders of the tivo battle.
Apocrypha. 13 Then he marched in battle array with || 11 q But concerning them that rebel, let his power against king Arphaxad in the sev- | not thine eye spare them ; but put them to enteenth year, and he prevailed in his battle: || the slaughter, and spoil them wheresoever for he overthrew all the power of Arphax. || thou goest. ad, and all his horsemen, and all his chariots, 12 For as I live, and by the power of my
14 And became lord of his cities, and | kingdom, whatsoever I have spoken, that came unto Ecbatane, and took the towers, will I do by mine hand. and spoiled the streets thereof, and turned 13 And take thuu heed that thou transthe beauty thereof into shame.
gress none of the commandments of thy 15 ( He took also Arphaxad in the moun | lord, but accomplish them fully, as I have tains of Ragau, and smote him through with commanded thee, and defer not to do them. his darts, and destroyed him utterly that day. 14 Then Holofernes went forth from the
16 So he returned afterward to Nineve, | presence of his lord, and called all the govboth he and all his company of sundry na- ernors and captains, and the officers of the tions, being a very great multitude of men | army of Assur ; of war, and there he took his ease, and ban 15 And he mustered the chosen men for queted, both he and his army, an hundred the battle, as his lord had commanded him, and twenty days.
unto an hundred and twenty thousand, and CHAP. II.
twelve thousand archers on horseback ; 1 Nabuchodonosor resolved on vengeance sendetb | 16 And he ranged chem, as a great army is Holofernes against the west country, witb or- | ordered for the war.
17 And he took camels and asses for their A ND in the eighteenth year, the two and carriages, a very great number ; and sheep, A twentieth day of the first month, there and oxen, and goats without number, for was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor || their provision : king of the Assyrians, that he should, as he | 18 And plenty of victual for every man said, avenge himself on all the earth. of the army, and very much gold and silver
2 So he called unto him all his officers, and out of the king's house. all his nobles, and communicated with them | 19 Then he went forth and all his power his secret counsel, and concluded the afflicting || to go before king Nabuchodonosor in the of the whole earth out of his own mouth. voyage, and to cover all the face of the eartla
3 Then they decreed to destroy all flesh || westward with their chariots, and horsemen, that did not obey the commandment of his and their chosen footmen. mouth.
20 A great multitude also of sundry coun4 | And when he had ended his counsel, || tries came with them like locusts, and like Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians call- || the sand of the earth : for the multitude was ed Holofernes the chief captain of his army, without number. which was next unto him, and said unto him, 21 And they went forth of Nineve three
5 Thus saith the great king, the lord of days journey toward the plain of Bectileth, the whole earth, Behold, thou shalt go forth and pitched from Bectileth near the mounfrom my presence, and take with thee men Il tain which is at the left hand of the upper that trust in their own strength, of footmen Cilicia. an hundred and twenty thousand ; and the 22 Then he took all his army, his footnumber of horses with their riders twelve | men, and horsemen, and chariots, and went thousand.
from thence into the hill country; 6 And thou shalt go against all the west 29 And destroyed Phud and Lud, and country, because they disobeyed my com spoiled all the children of Rasses, and the mandment.
children of Ismael, which were toward the
wilderness at the south of the land of the they prepare for me earth and water : for I Chellians. will go forth in my wrath against them, and 24 Then he went over Euphrates, and will cover the whole face of the earth with went through Mesopotamia, and destroyed the feet of mine army, and I will give them all the high cities that were upon the river for a spoil unto them:
Arbonai, till ye come to the sea. 8 So that their slain shall fill their valleys 25 And he took the borders of Cilicia, and brooks, and the river shall be filled with and killed all that resisted him, and came to their dead, till it overflow :
the borders of Japheth, which were toward 9 And I will lead them captives to the ut. | the south, over against Arabia. most parts of all the earth.
26 He compassed also all the children of 10 Thou therefore shalt go forth, and Madian, and burned up their tabernacles, take beforehand for me all their coasts : and and spoiled their sheep cotes. if they will yield themselves unto thee, thou 27 Then he went down into the plain of shalt reserve them for me till the day of their Damascus in the time of wheat harvest, and punishment.
|| burnt up all their fields, and destroyed their