Then Tobias sighed, and began to pray with tears,
And now, O Lord, think of me, and take not revenge of my sins, neither remember my offenses, nor those of my parents.
And now, O Lord, do with me according to thy will, and command my spirit to be received in peace: for it is better for me to die, than to live.
Because she had been given to seven husbands, and a devil named Asmodeus had killed them, at their first going in unto her.
So when she reproved the maid for her fault, she answered her, saying: May we never see son, or daughter of thee upon the earth, thou murderer of thy husbands.
Wilt thou kill me also, as thou hast already killed seven husbands? At these words she went into an upper chamber of her house: and for three days and three nights did neither eat nor drink:
And it came to pass on the third day, when she was making an end of her prayer, blessing the Lord,
She said: Blessed is thy name, O God of our fathers: who when thou hast been angry, wilt shew mercy, and in the time of tribulation forgivest the sins of them that call upon thee.
To thee, O Lord, I turn my face, to thee I direct my eyes.
Thou knowest, O Lord, that I never coveted a husband, and have kept my soul clean from all lust.
Never have I joined myself with them that play: neither have I made myself partaker with them that walk in lightness.
But a husband I consented to take, with thy fear, not with my lust.
And either I was unworthy of them, or they perhaps were not worthy of me: because perhaps thou hast kept me for another man.
For thy counsel is not in man's power.
But this every one is sure of that worshippeth thee, that his life, if it be under trial, shall be crowned: and if it be under tribulation, it shall be delivered: and if it be under correction, it shall be allowed to come to thy mercy.
For thou art not delighted in our being lost: because after a storm thou makest a calm, and after tears and weeping thou pourest in joyfulness.
Be thy name, O God of Israel, blessed for ever.
And the holy angel of the Lord, Raphael was sent to heal them both, whose prayers at one time were rehearsed in the sight of the Lord.