Tobit 10

1 {\cf2 She preserued the first father of the world, that was formed, and kept him when he was created alone, and brought him out of his offence,}

2 {\cf2 And gaue him power to rule all things,}

3 {\cf2 But the vnrighteous in his wrath departed from her, and perished by killing his brother in his furie.}

4 {\cf2 For whose cause the earth was ouerflowen, but wisdome preserued it againe, gouerning the iust man by a litle wood.}

5 {\cf2 Moreouer, when the nations were ioyned in their malicious confederacies, she knew the righteous, & preserued him faultles vnto God, and kept him sure, because she loued him tenderly as a sonne.}

6 {\cf2 She preserued the righteous, when the vngodly perished, when he fled from the fire that fell downe vpon the fiue cities.}

7 {\cf2 Of whose wickednes the waste land that smoketh, yet giueth testimonie, and the trees that beare fruite that neuer commeth to ripenes: and for a remembrance of the vnfaithfull soule, there standeth a pillar of salte.}

8 {\cf2 For al such as regarded not wisdome, had not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good, but also left behinde them vnto men a memoriall of their foolishnes, so that in the things wherein they sinned, they can not lie hid.}

9 {\cf2 But wisdome deliuered them that serued her.}

10 {\cf2 When the righteous fled because of his brothers wrath, she led him the right way, shewed him the kingdome of God, gaue him knowledge of holy things, made him rich in his labours, and made his paines profitable.}

11 {\cf2 Against the couetousnes of such as defrauded him, she stood by him and made him rich.}

12 {\cf2 She saued him from the enemies, & defended him from them, that lay in waite, & she gaue him the price in a mightie battell, that he might know that the feare of God is stronger then all things.}

13 {\cf2 When the righteous was solde, she forsooke him not, but deliuered him from sinne: she went downe with him into the dungeon,}

14 {\cf2 And failed him not in the bands, till she had brought him the scepter of the realme, and power against those that oppressed him, and them that had accused him, she declared to be liars, and gaue him perpetuall glory.}

15 {\cf2 She deliuered the righteous people & faultles seede from the nations that oppressed them.}

16 {\cf2 She entred into the soule of the seruant of the Lord, and stood by him in wonders & signes against the terrible Kings.}

17 {\cf2 She gaue the Saints the rewarde of their labours, and led them foorth a marueilous way: on the day time she was a shadowe vnto them, and a light of starres in the night.}

18 {\cf2 She brought them thorow the red sea, and caried them through the great water:}

19 {\cf2 But she drowned their enemies, & brought them out of the bottome of the deepe.}

20 {\cf2 So the righteous tooke the spoyles of the vngodly, and praysed thine holy Name, O Lord, and magnified thy victorious hand with one accord.}

21 {\cf2 For wisdome openeth the mouth of the dombe, and maketh the tongues of babes eloquent.}