Anna did take women's works to do.
 And when she had sent them home to the owners, they paid
her wages, and gave her also besides a kid.
 And when it was in my house, and began to cry, I said
unto her, From whence is this kid? is it not stolen? render it to the owners; for it is not lawful to eat any
thing that is stolen.
 But she replied upon me, It was given for a gift more than the wages. Howbeit I
did not believe her, but bade her render it to the owners: and I was abashed at her. But she replied upon
me, Where are thine alms and thy righteous deeds? behold, thou and all thy works are known.
 Then I being grieved did weep, and in my sorrow prayed, saying,
 O Lord, thou art just, and all thy
works and all thy ways are mercy and truth, and thou judgest truly and justly for ever.
me, and look on me, punish me not for my sins and ignorances, and the sins of mg fathers, who have
sinned before thee:
 For they obeyed not thy commandments: wherefore thou hast delivered us for a
spoil, and unto captivity, and unto death, and for a proverb of reproach to all the nations among whom
we are dispersed.
 And now thy judgments are many and true: deal with me according to my sins and
my fathers': because we have not kept thy commandments, neither have walked in truth before thee.
Now therefore deal with me as seemeth best unto thee, and command my spirit to be taken from me,
that I may be dissolved, and become earth: for it is profitable for me to die rather than to live, because
I have heard false reproaches, and have much sorrow: command therefore that I may now be delivered
out of this distress, and go into the everlasting place: turn not thy face away from me.
 It came to pass
the same day, that in Ecbatane a city of Media Sara the daughter of Raguel was also reproached by
her father's maids;
 Because that she had been married to seven husbands, whom Asmodeus the evil
spirit had killed, before they had lain with her. Dost thou not know, said they, that thou hast strangled
thine husbands? thou hast had already seven husbands, neither wast thou named after any of them.
Wherefore dost thou beat us for them? if they be dead, go thy ways after them, let us never see of thee
either son or daughter.
 Whe she heard these things, she was very sorrowful, so that she thought to
have strangled herself; and she said, I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a
reproach unto him, and I shall bring his old age with sorrow unto the grave.
 Then she prayed toward
the window, and said, Blessed art thou, O Lord my God, and thine holy and glorious name is blessed
and honourable for ever: let all thy works praise thee for ever.
 And now, O Lord, I set I mine eyes
and my face toward thee,
 And say, Take me out of the earth, that I may hear no more the reproach.
Thou knowest, Lord, that I am pure from all sin with man,
 And that I never polluted my name, nor
the name of my father, in the land of my captivity: I am the only daughter of my father, neither hath he
any child to be his heir, neither any near kinsman, nor any son of his alive, to whom I may keep myself
for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead; and why should I live? but if it please not thee that I
should die, command some regard to be had of me, and pity taken of me, that I hear no more reproach.
So the prayers of them both were heard before the majesty of the great God.
 And Raphael was sent
to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Tobit's eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of
Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged
to Tobias by right of inheritance. The selfsame time came Tobit home, and entered into his house, and
Sara the daughter of Raguel came down from her upper chamber.
 In that day Tobit remembered the money which he had committed to Gabael in Rages of Media,
And said with himself, I have wished for death; wherefore do I not call for my son Tobias that I may signify
to him of the money before I die?
 And when he had called him, he said, My son, when I am dead,
bury me; and despise not thy mother, but honour her all the days of thy life, and do that which shall please
her, and grieve her not.
 Remember, my son, that she saw many dangers for thee, when thou wast
in her womb: and when she is dead, bury her by me in one grave.
 My son, be mindful of the Lord
our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress his commandments: do uprightly
all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness.
 For if thou deal truly, thy doings shall
prosperously succeed to thee, and to all them that live justly.
 Give alms of thy substance; and when
thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious, neither turn thy face from any poor, and the face of God