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Chapter 35 5 For all these things [are to be done] because of the commandment.6 The offering of the righteous maketh the altar fat, and the sweet savour thereof is before the most High.7 The sacrifice of a just man is acceptable. and the memorial thereof shall never be forgotten.8 Give the Lord his honour with a good eye, and diminish not the firstfruits of thine hands.9 In all thy gifts shew a cheerful countenance, and dedicate thy tithes with gladness.10 Give unto the most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten, give with a cheerful eye.11 For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.12 Do not think to corrupt with gifts; for such he will not receive: and trust not to unrighteous sacrifices; for the Lord is judge, and with him is no respect of persons.13 He will not accept any person against a poor man, but will hear the prayer of the oppressed.14 He will not despise the supplication of the fatherless; nor the widow, when she poureth out her complaint.15 Do not the tears run down the widow's cheeks? and is not her cry against him that causeth them to fall?16 He that serveth the Lord shall be accepted with favour, and his prayer shall reach unto the clouds.17 The prayer of the humble pierceth the clouds: and till it come nigh, he will not be comforted; and will not depart, till the most High shall behold to judge righteously, and execute judgment.18 For the Lord will not be slack, neither will the Mighty be patient toward them, till he have smitten in sunder the loins of the unmerciful, and repayed vengeance to the heathen; till he have taken away the multitude of the proud, and broken the sceptre of the unrighteous;19 Till he have rendered to every man according to his deeds, and to the works of men according to their devices; till he have judged the cause of his people, and made them to rejoice in his mercy.20 Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.

Chapter 36 1 Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:2 And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee.3 Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power.4 As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us.5 And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God.6 Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works.7 Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.8 Sake the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works.9 Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish that oppress the people.10 Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that say, There is none other but we.11 Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit thou them, as from the beginning.12 O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name, and upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn.13 O be merciful unto Jerusalem, thy holy city, the place of thy rest.14 Fill Sion with thine unspeakable oracles, and thy people with thy glory:15 Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in thy name.16 Reward them that wait for thee, and let thy prophets be found faithful.17 O Lord, hear the prayer of thy servants, according to the blessing of Aaron over thy people, that all they which dwell upon the earth may know that thou art the Lord, the eternal God.18 The belly devoureth all meats, yet is one meat better than another.19 As the palate tasteth divers kinds of venison: so doth an heart of understanding false speeches.