Judith 6

1 {\cf2 And as they went on their iourney, they came at night to the flood Tygris, and there abode.}

2 {\cf2 And when the yong man went to wash him selfe, a fish leaped out of the riuer, and would haue deuoured him.}

3 {\cf2 Then the Angel said vnto him, Take the fish; the yong man tooke ye fish, & drew it to land.}

4 {\cf2 To whome the Angel sayd, Cut the fish, and take the heart, and the liuer, and the gall, and put them vp surely.}

5 {\cf2 So the yong man did as the Angel commanded him: and when they had rosted the fishe, they ate it: then they both went on their way, till they came to Ecbatane.}

6 {\cf2 Then the yong man sayde to the Angel, Brother Azarias, what auaileth the heart, and the liuer, and the gall of the fish?}

7 {\cf2 And he sayd vnto him, Touching the heart, and the liuer, if a deuil or an euil spirit trouble any, we must make a perfume of this before the man or the woman, and he shalbe no more vexed.}

8 {\cf2 As for ye gall, anoynt a man that hath whitenes in his eyes, and he shalbe healed.}

9 {\cf2 And whe they were come neere to Rages,}

10 {\cf2 The Angel sayde to the yong man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin: he also hath one only daughter named Sarra: I will speake for her that she may be giue thee for a wife.}

11 {\cf2 For to thee doeth the right of her perteine, seeing thou alone art the remnant of her kinred,}

12 {\cf2 And the mayde is faire and wise: nowe therefore heare me, & I wil speake to her father, that we may make the mariage when we are returned from Rages: for I know that Raguel can not marry her to another according to the lawe of Moyses: els he should deserue death, because the right doth rather apperteine to thee then to any other man.}

13 {\cf2 Then the yong man answered the Angel, I haue heard, brother Azarias, that this mayde hath bene giuen to seuen men, who all dyed in the marriage chamber;}

14 {\cf2 And I am the only begotten sonne of my father, and I am afraid, least I go in to her, and dye as the other before: for a wicked spirite loueth her, which hurteth no body, but those which come in to her: wherefore I also feare least I die, and bring my fathers and my mothers life because of mee to the graue with sorowe: for they haue no other sonne to bury them.}

15 {\cf2 Then the Angel sayde vnto him, Doest thou not remember the preceptes which thy father gaue thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine owne kinred? wherefore heare me, O my brother: for she shall be thy wife, neither be thou carefull of the euill spirit: for this same night shall she be giuen thee in marriage.}

16 {\cf2 And when thou shalt goe into the marriage chamber, thou shalt take of the hote coles for perfumes, and make a perfume of the heart, and of the liuer of the fish,}

17 {\cf2 Which if the spirit do smel, he wil flee away, and nether come againe any more: but when thou shalt come to her, rise vp both of you, and pray to God which is mercifull, who wil haue pitie on you, and saue you: feare not, for she is appoynted vnto thee from the beginning, and thou shalt keepe her, and she shall go with thee: moreouer I suppose that she shall beare thee children: nowe when Tobias had heard these things, he loued her, and his heart was effectually ioyned to her.}