2 In you, my God, I trust. Let me not be put to shame.
3 And do not let my enemies laugh at me. For all who remain with you will not be confounded.
4 May all those who act unjustly over nothing be confounded. O Lord, demonstrate your ways to me, and teach me your paths.
5 Direct me in your truth, and teach me. For you are God, my Saviour, and I remain with you all day long.
6 O Lord, remember your compassion and your mercies, which are from ages past.
7 Do not remember the offenses of my youth and my ignorances. Remember me according to your mercy, because of your goodness, O Lord.
8 The Lord is sweet and righteous. Because of this, he will grant a law to those who fall short in the way.
9 He will direct the mild in judgment. He will teach the meek his ways.
Tobit 3:1-11a, 16-17a
1 Then Tobit sighed, and he began to pray with tears,
2 saying, "O Lord, you are just and all your judgments are just, and all your ways are mercy, and truth, and judgment.
3 And now, O Lord, remember me, and do not take vengeance for my sins, and do not call to mind my offenses, nor those of my parents.
4 For we have not obeyed your precepts, and so we have been handed over to plundering and to captivity, and to death, and to mockery, and as a disgrace before all the nations, among which you have dispersed us.
5 And now, O Lord, great are your judgments. For we have not acted according to your precepts, and we have not walked sincerely before you.
6 And now, O Lord, do with me according to your will, and order my spirit to be received in peace. For it is more expedient for me to die, than to live."
7 And so, on the same day, it happened that Sarah, the daughter of Raguel, in Rages, a city of the Medes, also heard a reproach from one of her father's servant maids.
8 For she had been given to seven husbands, and a demon named Asmodeus had killed them, as soon as they had approached her.
9 Therefore, when she corrected the maid for her fault, she answered her, saying, "May we never see son or daughter from you upon the earth, you murderess of your husbands.
10 Would you also kill me, just as you have already killed seven husbands?" At these words, she proceeded to an upper room of her house. And for three days and three nights, she did not eat or drink.
11 But, continuing in prayer with tears, she beseeched God,
16 You know, O Lord, that I have never coveted a husband, and I have preserved my soul clean from all impure desire.
17 I have never mingled myself with those who play.
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