Judith 14

1 {\cf2 So Tobit made an ende of praysing God.}

2 {\cf2 And he was eight & fiftie yeere olde, when hee lost his sight, which was restored to him after eyght yeere, and he gaue almes, and he continued to feare the Lord God, and to prayse him.}

3 {\cf2 And when he was very aged, hee called his sonne, & sixe of his sonnes sonnes, & sayde to him, My sonne, take thy children (for behold, I am aged, and am ready to depart out of this life)}

4 {\cf2 Go into Media, my sonne for I surely beleeue those things which Ionas the Prophet spake of Nineue, that it shalbe destroyed, & for a time peace shal rather be in Media, & that our brethren shalbe scattered in the earth from that good land, & Ierusalem shall be desolate, and the House of God in it shalbe burned, and shalbe desolate for a time.}

5 {\cf2 Yet againe God wil haue pitie on them, & bring them againe into the lande where they shall builde a Temple, but not like to the first, vntil the times of that age be fulfilled, which being finished, they shall returne from euery place out of captiuitie, & buylde vp Ierusalem gloriously, & the House of God shall be buylt in it for euer with a glorious buylding, as the Prophets haue spoken thereof.}

6 {\cf2 And all nations shal turne, & feare the Lord God truely, and shal burie their idoles.}

7 {\cf2 So shal all nations prayse the Lorde, and his people shall confesse God, and the Lorde shal exalt his people, and all those which loue the Lorde in trueth and iustice, shal reioyce, and those also which shew mercy to our brethren.}

8 {\cf2 And nowe, my sonne, depart out of Nineue, because that those things which the Prophet Ionas spake, shal surely come to passe.}

9 {\cf2 But keepe thou the Lawe, and the commandements, and shewe thy selfe merciful and iust that it may goe well with thee.}

10 {\cf2 And bury me honestly, & thy mother with me: but tary no longer at Nineue. Remember, my sonne, how Aman hadled Achiacharus that brought him vp, howe out of light hee brought him into darkenes, & how he rewarded him againe yet Achi acharus was saued, but the other had his reward: for he went downe into darknes. Manasses gaue almes, and escaped the snare of death, which they had set for him, but Aman fell into the snare and perished.}

11 {\cf2 Wherefore nowe, my sonne, consider what almes doeth, and howe righteousnes doeth deliuer. When he had sayde these things, he gaue vp the ghost in the bed, being an hundreth and eyght and fiftie yeere olde, and he buried him honourably.}

12 {\cf2 And when Anna was dead, hee buryed her with his father: but Tobias went with his wife and children to Ecbatane to Raguel his father in lawe.}

13 {\cf2 Where he became olde with honour, and he buryed his father and mother in law honorably, & he inherited their substance and Tobits his father.}

14 {\cf2 And he died at Ecbatane in Media, being an hundreth and seuen and twentie yeere olde.}

15 {\cf2 But before he dyed, he heard of the destruction of Nineue, which was taken by Nabuchodonosor and Assuerus, and before his death he reioyced for Nineue.}