Judith 8

1 {\cf2 And when they had supped, they brought Tobias in vnto her.}

2 {\cf2 And as he went, he remembred the wordes of Raphael, and tooke coles for perfumes, and put the heart and liuer of the fish thereupon, and made a perfume.}

3 {\cf2 The which smell when the euill spirit had smelled, he fled into the vtmost partes of Egypt, whom the Angel bound.}

4 {\cf2 And after that they were both shut in, Tobias rose out of the bed, and sayd, Sister, arise and let vs pray, that God would haue pitie on vs.}

5 {\cf2 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thine holy and glorious Name for euer: let the heauens blesse thee, and all thy creatures.}

6 {\cf2 Thou madest Adam, and gauest him Eua his wife for an helpe, and stay: of them came mankinde: thou hast sayde, It is not good, that a man should be alone: let vs make vnto him an ayde like vnto himselfe.}

7 {\cf2 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for fornication, but vprightly: therfore graunt me mercie, that we may become aged together.}

8 {\cf2 And she sayd with him, Amen.}

9 {\cf2 So they slept both that night, and Raguel arose, and went and made a graue,}

10 {\cf2 Saying, Is not he dead also?}

11 {\cf2 But when Raguel was come into his house,}

12 {\cf2 He sayde to his wife Edna, Sende one of the maides, and let them see whether he be aliue: if not, that I may bury him, and none knowe it.}

13 {\cf2 So the maide opened the doore, and went in, and found them both asleepe,}

14 {\cf2 And came forth, & told them that he was aliue.}

15 {\cf2 Then Raguel praysed God, and sayd, O God, thou art worthy to be praysed with al pure, and holy prayse: therefore let thy Saintes prayse thee with all thy creatures, and let all thine Angels and thine elect prayse thee for euer.}

16 {\cf2 Thou art to be praised, O Lord: for thou hast made me ioyfull, and that is not come to me which I suspected: but thou hast dealt with vs according to great mercie.}

17 {\cf2 Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were ye onely begotten children of their fathers: graunt them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with ioy and mercy.}

18 {\cf2 Then Raguel bade his seruants to fil ye graue.}

19 {\cf2 And hee kept the wedding feast foureteene dayes.}

20 {\cf2 For Raguel had sayde vnto him by an othe, that he shoulde not depart before that the foureteene dayes of the marriage were expired,}

21 {\cf2 And then hee shoulde take the halfe of his goods and returne in safety to his father, & shoulde haue the rest, when he and his wife were dead.}