Tobit 3:12–15

12 And now, Lord,d I turn my face to you,

and raise my eyes toward you.

13 Command that I be released from the earth

and not listen to such reproaches any more.

14 You know, O Master, that I am innocent

of any defilement with a man,

15 and that I have not disgraced my name

or the name of my father in the land of my exile.

I am my father’s only child;

he has no other child to be his heir;

and he has no close relative or other kindred

for whom I should keep myself as wife.

Already seven husbands of mine have died.

Why should I still live?

But if it is not pleasing to you, O Lord, to take my life,

hear me in my disgrace.”

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