Judith 13

1 {\cf2 Then Tobit wrote a prayer of reioycing, and sayd, Blessed be God that liueth for euer, and blessed be his kingdome.}

2 {\cf2 For he doeth scourge, and hath pitie: he leadeth to hell, and bringeth vp, neither is there any that can auoyde his hand.}

3 {\cf2 Cofesse him before the Gentiles, ye children of Israel: for he hath scattered you among them.}

4 {\cf2 There declare his greatnesse, and extoll him before all the liuing: for he is our Lord & our God and our Father for euer.}

5 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 I will extoll my God, and my soule shall prayse the King of heauen, and shall reioyce in his greatnesse.}

8 {\cf2 Let all men speake, and let all praise him for his righteousnes.}

9 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 Cursed are al they, which haue thee: but blessed are they for euer which loue thee.}

13 {\cf2 Reioyce, and be glad for the children of the iust: for they shalbe gathered, and shall blesse the Lord of the iust.}

14 {\cf2 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 {\cf2 Let my soule blesse God the great King.}

16 {\cf2 For Ierusalem shalbe built vp with sapphires, & emeraudes, and thy walles with precious stones, and thy towers, & thy bulwarkes with pure golde.}

17 {\cf2 And the streetes of Ierusalem shall be paued with berall, & carbuncle, and stones of Ophir.}

18 {\cf2 And all her streetes shal say, Halleluiah, and they shall prayse him, saying, Blessed be God which hath extolled it for euer.}