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Tobit 4

4:1 Therefore when Tobias thought that his prayer was heard that he might die, he called to him Tobias his son,
4:2 And said to him: Hear, my son, the words of my mouth, and lay them as a foundation in thy heart.
4:3 When God shall take my soul, thou shalt bury my body: and thou shalt honour thy mother all the days of her life:
4:4 For thou must be mindful what and how great perils she suffered for thee in her womb. (4:7-23) Some nice thoughts

(4:7) "Give alms out of thy substance, and turn not away thy face from any poor person."

(4:8) "Be merciful."

(4:9) "If thou have much give abundantly: if thou have a little, take care even so to bestow willingly a little."

(4:11) "Alms deliver from all sin, and from death, and will not suffer the soul to go into darkness."
What must you do to be saved?

(4:13) "Beside thy wife never endure to know a crime."

(4:14) "Never suffer pride to reign in thy mind, or in thy words."

(4:15) "If any man hath done any work for thee, immediately pay him his hire, and let not the wages of thy hired servant stay with thee at all."

(4:16) "Never do to another what thou wouldst hate to have done to thee."

(4:17) "Eat thy bread with the hungry and the needy, and with thy garments cover the naked."

(4:18) "Lay out thy bread, and thy wine upon the burial of a just man, and do not eat and drink thereof with the wicked."
Has there ever been a just man.

(4:19) "Seek counsel always of a wise man."

4:5 And when she also shall have ended the time of her life, bury her by me.
4:6 And all the days of thy life have God in thy mind: and take heed thou never consent to sin, nor transgress the commandments of the Lord our God.
4:7 Give alms out of thy substance, and turn not away thy face from any poor person: for so it shall come to pass that the face of the Lord shall not be turned from thee.
4:8 According to thy ability be merciful.
4:9 If thou have much give abundantly: if thou have a little, take care even so to bestow willingly a little.
4:10 For thus thou storest up to thyself a good reward for the day of necessity.
4:11 For alms deliver from all sin, and from death, and will not suffer the soul to go into darkness.
4:12 Alms shall be a great confidence before the most high God, to all them that give it.
4:13 Take heed to keep thyself, my son, from all fornication, and beside thy wife never endure to know a crime.
4:14 Never suffer pride to reign in thy mind, or in thy words: for from it all perdition took its beginning.
4:15 If any man hath done any work for thee, immediately pay him his hire, and let not the wages of thy hired servant stay with thee at all.
4:16 See thou never do to another what thou wouldst hate to have done to theeby another.
4:17 Eat thy bread with the hungry and the needy, and with thy garments cover the naked.
4:18 Lay out thy bread, and thy wine upon the burial of a just man, and do not eat and drink thereof with the wicked.
4:19 Seek counsel always of a wise man.
4:20 Bless God at all times: and desire of him to direct thy ways, and that all thy counsels may abide in him.
4:21 I tell thee also, my son, that I lent ten talents of silver, while thou wast yet a child, to Gabelus, in Rages a city of the Medes, and I have a note of his hand with me:
4:22 Now therefore inquire how thou mayst go to him, and receive of him the foresaid sum of money, and restore to him the note of his hand.
4:23 Fear not, my son: we lead indeed a poor life, but we shall have many good things if we fear God, and depart from all sin, and do that which is good. (4:23) "Do that which is good."

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