Tobit 1

1 {\cf2 Love righteousnesse, ye that be Iudges of the earth: thinke reuerently of the Lord, and seeke him in simplicitie of heart.}

2 {\cf2 For he wil be found of them that tempt him not, and appeareth vnto such as be not vnfaithfull vnto him.}

3 {\cf2 For wicked thoughts separate from God: and his power when it is tried, reprooueth the vnwise,}

4 {\cf2 Because wisdome cannot enter into a wicked heart, nor dwell in the body that is subiect vnto sinne.}

5 {\cf2 For the holy Spirit of discipline fleeth from deceite, & withdraweth himselfe from the thoughts that are without vnderstanding, and is rebuked when wickednes commeth.}

6 {\cf2 For the Spirit of wisdome is louing, and wil not absolue him, that blasphemeth with his lips: for God is a witnes of his reines, and a true beholder of his heart, and an hearer of the tongue.}

7 {\cf2 For the Spirite of the Lorde filleth all the world: and the same that mainteineth all things, hath knowledge of the voyce.}

8 {\cf2 Therefore hee that speaketh vnrighteous things, cannot be hid: neither shall the iudgement of reproche let him escape.}

9 {\cf2 For inquisition shalbe made for the thoughts of the vngodly, and the sound of his wordes shall come vnto God for the correction of his iniquities.}

10 {\cf2 For the eare of ielousie heareth al things, and the noyse of the grudgings shall not be hid.}

11 {\cf2 Therefore beware of murmuring, which profiteth nothing, and refraine your tongue from slander: for there is no worde so secret, that shal go for nought, and the mouth that speaketh lyes, slayeth the soule.}

12 {\cf2 Seeke not death in the errour of your life: destroy not your selues thorowe the workes of your owne hands.}

13 {\cf2 For God hath not made death, neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the liuing.}

14 {\cf2 For he created all things, that they might haue their being: and the generations of the world are preserued, and there is no poyson of destruction in them, & the kingdome of hell is not vpon earth.}

15 {\cf2 For righteousnes is immortall, but vnrighteousnes bringeth death.}

16 {\cf2 And the vngodly call it vnto them both with hands and wordes: and while they thinke to haue a friend of it, they come to naught: for they are confederate with it: therefore are they worthy to be partakers thereof.}