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13 Forsooth the elder Tobit opened his mouth, and blessed God, and said, Lord, thou art great without end, and thy realm is into all worlds (or forevermore);

for thou beatest, and makest safe; thou leadest down to hells (or to the grave), and leadest (up) again; for none is that escapeth thine hand. [for thou scourgest, and savest; leadest to hells, and again-bringest; and there is not that escape thine hand.]

Sons of Israel, acknowledge ye to the Lord, and praise ye him in the sight of heathen men; [Acknowledgeth to the Lord, ye sons of Israel, and in the sight of Gentiles praiseth him;]

for therefore he scattered you among (the) heathen men, that know not God, (so) that ye tell out his marvels, and make them to know, that none other God is almighty besides him/that there is none other God Almighty except him. [for therefore he scattered you among Gentiles, that unknow God, that ye tell out his marvels, and make them to know, for there is none other God Almighty besides him.]

He hath chastised us for our wickednesses; and he shall save us for his mercy. [He chastiseth us for our wickedness; and he shall save us for his mercy.]

Therefore behold ye, what things he hath done with you, and acknowledge ye to him with dread and trembling; and enhance ye (or exalt ye) the King of worlds in your works. [Beholdeth then, what things he hath done with us, and with dread and trembling acknowledgeth to him; and the king of worlds enhanceth in your works.]

Forsooth I in the land of my captivity shall acknowledge to him; for he hath showed his majesty upon, [or into], (or unto) a sinful folk.

Therefore, ye sinners, be ye converted, that is, be ye altogether in heart, and word, and deed, turned from your sin, and do ye rightfulness before God, and then believe ye, that he shall do his mercy with you. [Be-eth converted also, ye sinful men, and doeth rightwiseness before God, believing that he doeth mercy with us.]

Soothly I and my soul shall be glad in him.

10 All (the) chosen of the Lord, bless ye him; make ye the days of gladness, and acknowledge ye to him. [Blesseth the Lord, ye all chosen of him; doeth days of gladness, and acknowledgeth to him.]

11 Jerusalem, the city of God, the Lord hath chastised[a] thee for the works of thine hands.

12 Acknowledge thou to God in thy goods (or for thy good things), and bless thou God of worlds, that is, without ending, (so) that he build again in thee his tabernacle, and again-call to thee all thy prisoners [or call again to thee all thy captives]; and (so) that thou have joy into all worlds of worlds (or forevermore).

13 Thou shalt shine with bright light, and all the coasts of the earth shall worship thee. [With shining light thou shalt shine, and all the coasts of earth shall honour thee.]

14 Nations, that is, many men from diverse countries, shall come from (a)far to thee, and they shall bring gifts to thee [or Nations from afar shall come to thee], and shall worship the Lord in thee, and they shall have thy land into hallowing;

15 for they shall call in thee the great name./and in thee, Jerusalem, they shall inwardly call the great name of the Lord. [forsooth a great name they shall inwardly call in thee.]

16 And they shall be cursed, that despise thee, and they shall be damned or condemned, that blaspheme thee; and they shall be blessed, that build [up] thee.

17 Forsooth, Jerusalem, thou shalt be glad in thy sons, for all they shall be blessed [or for all shall be blessed], and they shall be gathered together to the Lord.

18 Blessed be all that love thee, and that have joy upon thy peace.

19 My soul, bless thou the Lord, for the Lord our God hath delivered Jerusalem, his city, from all tribulations thereof. [My soul, bless the Lord, for he hath delivered Jerusalem, his city, from all his (or its) tribulations, the Lord our God.]

20 I shall be blessed, if the relics (or the remnants), or the after-comers of my seed shall be abiding to see the clearness, [or the clarity], (or the glory) of Jerusalem.

21 The gates of Jerusalem shall be builded of sapphire, and of smaragdus (or of emerald), and of precious stone(s); all the compass of the walls thereof shall be of white and clean stone. [The gates of Jerusalem of sapphire and of smaragdus shall be built, and of precious stone all the compass of his walls.]

22 And all the streets thereof shall be strewed; and alleluia, that is, the praising of God, shall be sung through(out) the streets thereof. [And of white stone and clean gold all his (or its) streets shall be paved; by his (or by its) towns alleluia shall be sung.]

23 Blessed be the Lord, that hath enhanced it (or hath exalted it), (so) that his realm be upon it into worlds of worlds (or forevermore). Amen.


  1. Tobit 13:11 That is, shall chastise (thee), for it was not (yet) destroyed in the time of Tobit.