1 And Tobit wrote a prayer for rejoicing, and said,
Blessed is God that lives for ever,
And blessed is his kingdom.
2 For he scourges, and shows mercy:
He leads down to the grave, and brings up again:
And there is none that shall escape his hand.
3 Give thanks to him before the Gentiles, you⌃ children of Israel:
For he has scattered us among them.
4 There declare his greatness,
And extol him before all the living:
Because he is our Lord,
And God is our Father for ever.
5 And he will scourge us for our iniquities, and will again show mercy,
And will gather us out of all the nations among whom you⌃ are scattered.
6 If you⌃ turn to him with your whole heart and with your whole soul,
To do truth before him,
Then will he turn to you,
And will not hide his face from you.
And see what he will do with you,
And give him thanks with your whole mouth,
And bless the Lord of righteousness,
And exalt the everlasting King.
I in the land of my captivity give him thanks,
And show his strength and majesty to a nation of sinners.
Turn, you⌃ sinners, and do righteousness before him:
Who can tell if he will accept you and have mercy on you?
7 I exalt my God,
And my soul does exalt the King of heaven,
And it shall rejoice in his greatness.
8 Let all men speak, and let them give him thanks in Jerusalem.
9 O Jerusalem, the holy city,
He will scourge you for the works of your sons,
And will again have mercy on the sons of the righteous.
10 Give thanks to the Lord with goodness,
And bless the everlasting King,
That his tabernacle may be builded in you again with joy,
And that he may make glad in you those that are captives,
And love in you for ever those that are miserable.
11 Many nations shall come from far to the name of the Lord God
With gifts in their hands, even gifts to the King of heaven;
Generations of generations shall praise you,
And sing songs of rejoicing.
12 Cursed are all they that hate you;
Blessed shall be all they that love you for ever.
13 Rejoice and be exceeding glad for the sons of the righteous:
For they shall be gathered together and shall bless the Lord of the righteous.
14 O blessed are they that love you;
They shall rejoice for your peace:
Blessed are all they that sorrowed for all your scourges:
Because they shall rejoice for you,
When they have seen all your glory;
And they shall be made glad for ever.
15 Let my soul bless God the great King.
16 For Jerusalem shall be builded with sapphires and emeralds and precious stones;
Your walls and towers and battlements with pure gold.
17 And the streets of Jerusalem shall be paved with beryl and carbuncle and stones of Ophir.
18 And all her streets shall say, Hallelujah, and give praise,
Saying, Blessed is God, which has exalted you for ever.