Tobit 13

Geneva(i) 1 Then Tobit wrote a prayer of reioycing, and sayd, Blessed be God that liueth for euer, and blessed be his kingdome. 2 For he doeth scourge, and hath pitie: he leadeth to hell, and bringeth vp, neither is there any that can auoyde his hand. 3 Cofesse him before the Gentiles, ye children of Israel: for he hath scattered you among them. 4 There declare his greatnesse, and extoll him before all the liuing: for he is our Lord & our God and our Father for euer. 5 He hath scourged vs for our iniquities, and will haue mercie againe, and wil gather vs out of all nations, among whome we are scattered. 6 If you turne to him with your whole heart, and with your whole minde, & deale vprightly before him, then will he turne vnto you, and will not hide his face from you, but ye shal see what he will doe with you: therefore confesse him with your whole mouth, & praise the Lord of righteousnes, & extoll the euerlasting King. I wil cofesse him in the land of my captiuitie, and will declare his power, & greatnes to a sinfull nation. O ye sinners, turne and do iustice before him: who can tell if he wil receiue you to mercy, and haue pitie on you? 7 I will extoll my God, and my soule shall prayse the King of heauen, and shall reioyce in his greatnesse. 8 Let all men speake, and let all praise him for his righteousnes. 9 O Ierusalem the holy citie, he will scourge thee for thy childrens works, but he will haue pitie againe on the sonnes of righteous men. 10 Giue prayse to the Lord duely, and praise the euerlasting King, that his tabernacle may be buylded in thee againe with ioy: and let him make ioyfull there in thee those that are captiues, and loue in thee for euer those that be miserable. 11 Many nations shall come from farre to the Name of the Lord God, with gifts in their handes, euen giftes to the King of heauen: all generations shal praise thee, and giue signes of ioy. 12 Cursed are al they, which haue thee: but blessed are they for euer which loue thee. 13 Reioyce, and be glad for the children of the iust: for they shalbe gathered, and shall blesse the Lord of the iust. 14 Blessed are they which loue thee: for they shall reioyce in thy peace. Blessed are they which haue bene sorowfull for all thy scourges: for they shal reioyce for thee, when they shal see all thy glorie, and shal reioyce for euer. 15 Let my soule blesse God the great King. 16 For Ierusalem shalbe built vp with sapphires, & emeraudes, and thy walles with precious stones, and thy towers, & thy bulwarkes with pure golde. 17 And the streetes of Ierusalem shall be paued with berall, & carbuncle, and stones of Ophir. 18 And all her streetes shal say, Halleluiah, and they shall prayse him, saying, Blessed be God which hath extolled it for euer.