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Chap. xv.

Apocrypha. . 19 And man hall have pity upon his , from the north unto the south, and they neighbour, but thall destroy their houses are very horrible to look upon, full of with the firord, and spoil their goods, wrath and storm. because of the lack of bread, and for 35 They iha!! smite one upon another', great tribulation.

and they ihall smite down a great multi20 Behold, faith God, I will call toge- tude of stars upon the earth, even their ther all the kings of the earth to reve own star; and blood shall be from the rence me, which are from the rising of the sword unto the belly, fun, from the south, from the east, and 36 And dung of men unto the caLiban us; to turn themseves one against mel's hough. another, and repay the things that they 37 And there shall be great fearfulhave done to them.

ness and trembling upon earth : and 21 Like as they do yet this day unto they that see the wrath shall be afraid, my chosen, so will I do also, and recom- and trembling thall come upon them. pense in their bofom. Thus faith the 33 And then shall there come great Lord God;

storns from the south, and from the 22 My right hand fall not spare the north, and another part from the weit. sinners, and my sword mall not cente 39 And strong winds shall arise from over them that shed innocent blood | the east, and Mall open it; and the cloud upon the earth.

which he raiseth up in wrath, and the 23 The fire is gone forth from his star stirred to cause fear toward the east wrath, and hath consumed the founda- and weit wind, hall be destroyed. tions of the earth, and the finners, like 40 The great and mighty clouds shall the straw that is kindled.

be lifted up full of wrath, and ihe star, 24 Woe to them that in, and keep not that they may make all the earth afraid, my commandments! faith the Lord. and them that dwell therein ; and they

25 I will not spare them : go your shall pour out over every high and emiway, ye children, from the power, defile nent place an horrible star, not my sanctuary.

41 Tire, and hail, and flying swords, 26 for the Lord knoweth all them that and many waters, that all fields may be fin against hiin, and therefore delivereth full, and all rivers, with the abundance he them uato death and deitruction, of great waiers.

27 For now are the plagues come upon 42 And they shall break down the the whole carth, and ye shall remain in cities and walls, inountains and hills, them: for God shall not deliver you, be- trees of the wood, and grass of the meacause ye have linned against him.

dows, and their corn. 28 | Behold an horrible vilion, and 43. And they all go fedfally unto the appearance thereof from the east : Babylon, and make her afraid.

29 Where the nations of the dragons 44 They all come to her, and beof 'Arabia shall come out with many fiege her, the star and all wrath thall chariots, and the multitude of them ihall they pour out upon lier : then thali the be carried as the wind upon earth, that dult and smoke go ilp unto the heaven, all they which hear them may fear and and all they that be about her thall tranbli.

bevail her. 30 Aiso the Carmanians raging in 45 And they that remain under her wraih Tall go forth as the wild boars of falda fervice unto them that have put the wood, and with glit power thail her in fear. they come, and join battle with them, 46 And thou, Afia, that art partaker and mall walie a poition of the land of of the hope of Babylon, and art the the Aflyrians.

glory of her person : 31 and then fall the dragons have 49 Woe be unto thee, thou wretch, the upper band, remeribering their 112- because thou hast made Viyself like unio ture; and if they bhali tum ibemfeives, her; and hast decked thy daughters in confpiring together in great power to whoredom, that they might please and Perticute them,

glory in tliy lovers, which have alway 32 Then there shall be troubled, and keep dcfired to commit whoredom with thee! Silence through their power, and ball flce. 48 Thou hatt followed her that is

33 And from the land of the Aliyrians hated in all her works and inventions : shall the enemy befiege them, and con- therefore faith God, jume fome of them, and in their host 49 I will send plagucs upon thee; wiihall be fear and dread, and strife among dowhood, poverty, tamine, sword, and their kings.

pestilence, to waste thy houses with de31 Behold clouds from the east and firuction and death.

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Apocrypha. 50 And the glory of thy power shall ! 6 May any man drive away an hulle be dried up as a flower, when the heat gry lion in the wood? or may any one Thall arise that is fent over thee.

quench the fire in stubble, when it hath 51 Thou Bali be weakened as a poor begun to burn ? woman with fripes, and as one chattised 7 May one turn again the arrow that with wounds, so that the mighty and lov- is shot of a strong archer ? ers shall not be able to receive thee.

8 The mighty Lord sendeth the plagues, 52 Would I with jealousy have to pro- and who is he that can drive them away? ceeded against thee, faith the Lord, 9. A fire hall go forth from his wrath,

53 If thou hadst not always sain my and who is he that may quench it? chosen, exalting the itroke of thine hands, 10 He shall caft lightnings, and who and saying over their dead, when thou shall not fear? le ihall thunder, and who was drunken,

shall not be afraid? 54 Set forth the beauty of thy coun II The Lord shall threaten, and who tenance ?

shall not be utterly beaten to powder at 55 The reward of thy whoredom Mall his presence ? be in thy bofom, therefore shalt thou re 12 The earth quaketh, and the founceive recompence.

dations thereof; the fea arileth up with 56 Like as thou hast done unto my waves from the deep, and the waves of chofen, faith the Lord, even to fall God it are troubled, and the fishes thereof do unto thee, and shall deliver thee into also, before the Lord, and before the mischief.

glory of his power: 57 Thy children Ball die of lunger, 13 For strong is his right hand that bendand thou shalt fall through the fiord: thy eth the bow, his arrows that he thooteth cities shall be broken down, and all thine are sharp, and shall not miss, when they beshall perish with the fiord in the field. gin to be shot into the ends of the world.

58 They that be in the mountains 14. Behold, the plagues are sent, and fhall die of hunger, and cat their own shall not return again, until they come feth, and drink their own blood, for very upon the earth. hunger of bread, and thirst of water. 15 The fire is kindled, and shall not

59 Thou asunhappy ihaltcome through he put out, till it consume the foundathe fea, and receive plagues again. tion of the earth.

60 And in the patlage they shall rum IÓ Like as an arrow which is shot of on the idle city, and ihall dettroy some a mighty archer returneth not backportion of thy land, and confume part card : even fo the playines that shall be of thy glory, and thall return to Babylon fent upon earth hall not return again. that was deitroyed.

17 Woe is ine! woe is me! who will 61. And thou Malt he cast down by deliver me in those days ? then as stubble, and they ihall be unto 13 The beginning of sorrows and thee as fire;

great mournings ? the beginning of fa62 And shall consume thee, and thy mine and great dearth ? the beginning of cities, thy land, and thy mountains ; wars, and the powers Mall stand in fear; all thy woods and thy fruitful trees Mall the beginning of evils ! what thall I do they buun up with firé.

when there evils shall come? 63 Thy children thall they carry a 19 Behold, famine aid plague, tribuway captive, and, look, what thou hast, lation and anguilli, are fent as fcourges they shall spoil it, and mar the beauty for amendent. of thy face.

20 But for all these things they shall С 1 1AP. XVI.

not turn from their wickedness, nor be I Babylon and other places are threatened. alway mindful of the scourges.

40 The servants of the Lord must look for 21 Behold, victuals ihall be fo gocd troubles, 5c.

cheap upon earth, that they shall think 'OE be untothee,Babylon,and Afia! themtelves to be in good care, and even

woe be unto thee, Egypt, and Syria! then Mall evils grow upon earili, sword, 2 Gird up yourselves with cloths of fack famine, and great confusion. and hair, bewail your children, and be 22 For many of then that dwell upon sorry ; for your destruction is at hand. earth shall perish of famine; and the

3 A sword is fent upon you, and who other, that escape the hunger, shall the may turn it back ?

fword deitroy. 4 A fire is sent among you, and who 23 And the dead shall be cast out as may querch it?

dung, and there shall be no man to comŚ Plagues are sent unto you, and what fort them: for the earth shall be wasted, is he that may drive them away ?

and the cities thall be cast down.

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Chap. xvi.

Apocrypha. . 24 There shall be no man left to till 44 They that marry, as they that shall the earth, and to sow it.

get no children; and they that marry not, 25 The trees shall give fruit, and who as the widowers. Shall gather them?

45 And therefore they that labour la26 The grapes shall ripen, and who bour in vain : Shall tread them? for all places thall be 46 For strangers shall reap their fruits, desolate of men :

and spoil their goods, overthrow their 27 So that one man shall desire to see houses, and take their children captives, another, and to hear his voice.

for in captivity and famine shall they get 28 For of a city there hall be ten left, children. and two of the field, which fall hide 47. And they that occupy their merthemselves in the thick groves, and in chandise with robbery, the more they the clefts of the rocks.

deck their cities, their houses, their pola 29 As in an orchard of olives upon sessions, and their own persons: every tree there are left three or four 48 The more will I be angry with them olives ;

for their sin, saith the Lord. 30 Or as when a vineyard is gathered, 49 Like as a whore envieth a right there are left some clusters of them that honest and virtuous woman: diligently seek through the vineyard : 50 So Thall righteousness hate iniquity,

31 Even so in those days there shall be when he decketh herself, and shall accuse three or four left by them that search her to her face, when he cometh that their houses with the sword.

Thall defend him that diligently searcheth 32 And the earth Mall be laid waste, out every sin upon earth. and the fields thereof Mall wax old, and 51 And therefore be ye not like there. her ways and all her paths shall grow full unto, nor to the workers thereof. of thorns, because no man shall travel 52 For yet a little, and iniquity fall therethrough.

be taken away out of the earth, and 33 The virgins shall mourn, having no righteousness ihall reign among you. bridegrooms; the women shall mourn, 53 Let not the finner say that he hath having no husbands; their daughters not finned: for God Mali burn coals of ihall mourn, having no helpers.

fire upon his head, which faith before 34 In the wars thall their bridegrooms the Lord God and his glory, I have not be destroyed, and their husbands shall finned. perish of famine.

54 Behold, the Lord knoweth all the 35 Hear now these things, and under- works of men, their imaginations, their stand then, ye servants of the Lord. thoughts, and their hearts:

36 Behold the word of the Lord, re 55 Which spake but the word, Let the ceive it : believe not the gods of whom earth be made; and it was made: Let the Lord spake.

the heaven be made; and it was created. 37 Behold, the plagues draw nigh, and 56 In his word were the stars made, are not slack.

and he knoweth the number of them. 38 As when a woman with child in 57 He searcheth the deep, and the the ninth month bringeth forth her son, treasures thereof; he hath measured the within two or three hours of her birth fea, and what it containeth. great pains compaís her womb, which 58 He hath shut the sea in the midst of pains, when the child cometh forth, they the waters, and with his word hath he fack not a moment :

hange the earth upon the waters. 39 Even so thail not the plagues be 59 He spreadeth out the hearens like a nack to come upon the earth, and the vault; upon the waters hath he founded it. World shall mourn, and forrows shall 60 In the defert hath he made springs come upon it on every side.

of water, and pools upon the tops of the 4040 my people, hcar my word: make mountains, that the floods might pour you ready to the batile, and in those evils down from the high rocks to water the beeren as pilgrims upon the earth. carth.

41 He that felleth, let hiin be as he 61 He made man, and put bis heart in that Neeth avay: and he that buyeth, as the midst of the bociy, and gave him one that will lose:

breath, life, and undeistanding. 42 Hethat occupicth merchandise, ashe 62 Yea, and the spirit of Almighty that hath no profit byit: and bethat build- | God, which made all things, and fearchcih, as he that ihall not dwellthercini : eth out all hidden things in the secrets of

43 Ile that soweth, as if he ihould not the earth, reap: so allohethat planteth the vineyard, 63 Surely he knoweth your inventions, as he that fhall not gather the grapes: and what you think in your hearts, even

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Apocrypha. them that sin, and would hide their fini 91 They shall be like mad men, sparing

64 Therefore hath the Lord exacily none, but still spoiling and destroying fearched out all your works, and he will those that fear the Lord. put you all to Thame.

72. For they shall waste and take away 65' And when your fins are brought their goods, and cast them out of their forth, ye Mall be ashamed before men, houses. and your own fins shall be your accusers 73 Then shall they be known, who are in that day.

my chofen ; and they shall be tried as the 66 What will ye do? or how will ye geld in the fire. hide your sins before God and his an 74 Hear, Oye my beloved, saith the gels?

Lord: behold, the days of trouble are 67 Behold, God himself is the judge, at hand, but I will deliver you from the fear him : leave off from your fins, and ; fame. forget your iniquities, to meddle no more 75 Be ye not afraid, neither doubt; for with them for ever: so Thall God lead God is your guide, you forth, and deliver you from all 76 And the guide of them who keep trouble.

my commandments and precepts, faith 68 For, behold, the burning wrath of the Lord God: let not your fins weigh a great multitude is kindled over you, you down, and let not your iniquities list and they shall take away certain of you, up themselves. and feed you, being idle, with things of 77 Woe be unto them that are bound Tered unto idols.

with their firs, and covered with their 69 And they that consent unto them iniquities, like as a field is covered over Thall be had in derision and in reproach, with lushes, and the path thereof coverand trodden under foot.

ed with thorns, that no man may travel 70 For there shall be in every place, through! and in the next cities, â great insurrection 78 It is left undressed, and is caít into upon those that fear the Lord.

the fire to be consumed therewith.

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Trevolted, and the house of my father Neph. I Tobit’s Rock and decoticn in his youth: 9 ihali, facrificed unto the hcifer Baal.

his marriage, 10 and copiivity: 13 his 6 But I alone went often to Jerusapreferment, alms tru! charity in bury- lem at the feails, as it was ordained uning the dead.

to all the people of Ifrael by an everT HE book of tlie words of Tobit, lafting decree, having the firitfruits and

the son of Tobiel, the fon of Ana- (tenihs of increase, with that which was niel, the son of Aduel, the son of Gaba- tirst shorn ; and them gave I at the el, of the feed of Alael, of the tribe of altar to the priefis the children of Nephthali;

Aaron. 2 Who in the time of Encmessar king 7 The first tenth part of all increase of the Asyrians was led captive out of i gave to the fons of Aaron, who minifThisbe, which is at the right hand of that tered at Jerusalem: another tenth part I city, which is called properly Iveplıthali fold away, and went, and spent it every in Calilee above Afer.

year at jerufalem: 3 1 Tobit have wall:ed all the days of 8 And the third I gave unto them to my life in the way of truih and justice, whom it was meet, as Debora my father's and I did many aimsdeeds to my bre- mother had commanded me, becauíe I thren, and my nation, who came with was leit an orphan by my father. me to Nineve, into the land of the Ally 2 T Furthermore, when I was come to rians.

the age of a man, I married Anna of 4 And when I was in mine own coun- mine own kindred, and of her I begat try, in the land of Ifrael, being but young, Tobias. all the tribe of Nephthali my father feli 10 9 And when we were carried away from the house of Jerusalem, which was captives 10 Nineve, all my brethren and chofen out of all the tribes of Ifrael, that those that were of my kindred did eat of all the tribes ihould sacrifice there, where ihe bread of the Gentiles. the temple of the habitation of the most 11 But I kept myself from eating; High was confecrated and built for all 12 Because I remembered God with ages.

all

my heart. 5 Now all the tribes which together 13. And the most High gave me grace

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Chap. ii, iii.

Apocrypha. and favour before Enemessar, so that I 4 Then before I had tasted of any meat, was his purveyor.

I started up, and took him up into a 14 And I went into Media, and left in room until the going down of the sun. trust with Gabael, the brother of Cabrias, 5 Then I returned, and washed myself, at Rages a city of Media ten talents of and ate my meat in heaviness, Glver.

6 Remembering that prophecy of AIs Now when Enernefíar was dead, mos, as he said, Your feasts shall be Sennacherib his fon reigned in his stead ; turned into mourning, and all your mirti whose estate was troubled, that I could into lamentation. not go into Media.

7 Therefore I wept: and after the go16 9 And in the time of Enemessar I ing down of the fun I went and made a gave many alms to my brethren, and grave, and buried him. gave my bread to the hungry,

8 But my neighbours mocked me, and 17 And

my clothes to the naked: and said, This man is not yet afraid to be put if I saw any of my nation dead, or cast to death for this matter : who fled away; about the walls of Nineve, I buried him. and yet, lo, he burieth the dead again.

18 And if the king Sennachcrib had 9. The same night also I returned from flain any, when he was come, and fled the burial, and slept by the wall of my from Judea, I buried them privily; for courtyard, being polluted, and my face in his wrath he killed many; but the bo- was uncovered : dies were not found, when they were 10 And I knew not that there were sought for of the king.

sparrows in the wall, and mine eyes be19 And when one of the Ninevites went ing open, the sparrows muted warm dung and complained of me to the king, that I into mine eyes, and a whiteness came in buried them, and hid myself; underitand- mine eyes, and I went to the physicians, ing that I was fought for to be put to but they helped me not : moreover Adeath, I withdrew myself for fear. chiacharus did nourish me, until I went

20 Then all my goods were forcibly into Elymais. taken away, ncither was there any thing 1 And my wife Anna did take wolcit me, beside my wife Anna and my men's work to do. fon Tobias.

12 And when she had sent them home 21 And there passed not five and fly to the owners, they paid her wages, and days before two of his fons killed him, gave her alio besides a kid. and they fed into the mountains of 13 And when it was in my house, and Araraih; and Sarchedonus his fon reign- began to cry, I said unto her, From ed in his stead; who appointel over his whence is this kid ? is it not stolen ? renfather's accounts, and over all his affairs, der il to the owners; for it is not lawful Achiacharus my brother Anael's fon. to eat any thing that is stolen.

22 And Achiacharus intreating for me, 14 But the replied unto me, It was I returned to Nineve. Now A chiacharus given for a gift more than the wages. was cupbearer, and keeper of the lignet, lowbeit I did not believe her, but bade and steward, and overseer of the ac- her render it to the owners: and I was counts; and Sarchedoms appointed him abashed at her. But the replied upon me, next unto him: and he was my brother's | Where are thine alms and thy righteous fon.

deeds? bchold, thou and all thy works CH A P. II.

are known, I Tobit leaveth his meat to bury the dead,

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I Tobit grieved with his wife's taunts Now when I was come home again, prayeth. u Sara reproached by her fa

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wife Anna was restored un ther's maids, prayeth aljo. 17 An angel to me, with my son Tobias, in the feast is sent to help them both of Penticost, which is the holy feast of the feven weeks, there was a good dinner TIENI being grieved did weep, and

in my sorrow prayed, saying, prepared me, in the which I sat down 2 O Lord, thou art juil, and all thy

works and all thy ways are mercy and 2 And when I faw abundance of meat, truth, and thou judgest truly and justly I faid to my son, Go and bring what for ever. poor man foever thou shalt find out of 3. Remember me, and look on me, puour brethrer, who is mindful of the nith me not for my fins and ignorances, Lord; and, lo, I tarry for thee.

and the fins of my fathers, who have lin3 But he came again, and said, Father, ned before thee: one of our nation is strangled, and is cast 4 Tor they obeyed not thy commandout in the marketplace,

ments; wherefore thou hast delivered

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