2 For you scourge, and you save. You lead down to the grave, and you bring up again. And there is no one who can escape from your hand.
3 Confess to the Lord, O sons of Israel, and praise him in the sight of the nations.
4 For, indeed, he has dispersed you among the Gentiles, who are ignorant of him, that you may proclaim his wonders, and that you may cause them to know that there is no other almighty God, except him.
5 He has chastised us because of our iniquities, and he will save us because of his mercy.
6 Therefore, look upon what he has done for us, and, with fear and trembling, confess to him. And extol the King of all ages with your works.
7 But as for me, I will confess him in the land of my captivity. For he has revealed his majesty within a sinful nation.
8 And so, be converted, you sinners, and do justice in the presence of God, believing that he will act in his mercy toward you.
Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20
1 Then Tobit called his son to him, and he said to him, "What are we able to give to this holy man, who accompanied you?"
5 And calling him, the father especially, and the son, they took him aside. And they began to petition him, so that he would deign to accept ownership of one half part of all things that they had brought.
6 Then he said to them privately: "Bless the God of heaven, and confess to him in the sight of all who live, for he has acted in his mercy toward you.
7 For it is good to conceal the secret of a king, just as it is also honorable to reveal and to confess the works of God.
8 Prayer with fasting is good, and almsgiving is better than hiding away gold in storage.
9 For almsgiving delivers from death, and the same is what purges sins and makes one able to find mercy and everlasting life.
10 But those who commit sin and iniquity are enemies to their own soul.
11 Therefore, I reveal the truth to you, and I will not hide the explanation from you.
12 When you prayed with tears, and buried the dead, and left behind your dinner, and hid the dead by day in your house, and buried them by night: I offered your prayer to the Lord.
13 And because you were acceptable to God, it was necessary for you to be tested by trials.
14 And now, the Lord has sent me to cure you, and to free Sarah, your son's wife, from the demon.
15 For I am the Angel Raphael, one of seven, who stand before the Lord."
20 Therefore, it is time that I return to him who sent me. But as for you, bless God, and describe all his wonders."
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