1 Then being grieved I wept, and in my sorrow prayed, saying,
2 “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, You are righteous, and all Your works and all Your Ways are kindness and truth, and You judge truly and righteously forever.
3 “Remember me, and look on me. Do not punish me for my sins and ignorances and the sins of my fathers who have sinned before You.
4 “For they did not obey Your Commands, therefore You have delivered us for plunder, and to captivity, and to death, and for a proverb of reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
5 “And now Your Right-Rulings are many and true. Deal with me according to my sins and my fathers’, because we have not guarded Your Commands, nor walked in truth before You.
6 “Now therefore deal with me as seems best to You and command my spirit to be taken from me, that I may become dust, and become earth, for it is more 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. Do not turn Your face away from me.”
7 It came to be the same day, that in Aḥmetha a city of Maḏai, Sarah the daughter of Raḡu’ĕl was also reproached by her father’s female servants;
8 because she had been married to seven husbands, whom Ashmeḏai the evil spirit had killed before they had lain with her. “Do you not know,” they said, “that you have strangled your husbands? You have already had seven husbands, neither were you named after any of them.
9 “Why do you punish us for them? If they are dead, go your way after them, let us never see from you either a son or daughter.”
10 When she heard these words, she was so very sorrowful, that she thought to strangle herself; but she said, “I am the only daughter of my father, and if I do this, it shall be a reproach to him, and I shall bring his grey hair with sorrow to the grave.”
11 Then she prayed toward the window and said, “Baruḳ are you, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 my Elohim, and Your qodesh and esteemed Name is baruḳ and esteemed forever; let all Your works praise You forever.
12 “And now, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, I turn my eyes and my face toward You,
13 and say, ‘Take me out of the earth, that I may hear the reproach no more.’
14 “You know, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that I am pure from all sin with man,
15 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 has he any child to be his heir, neither any near relative, nor has he any living son to whom I may keep myself for a wife. My seven husbands are already dead, and why should I live? But if it does not please You that I should die, command that some compassion be had for me, and favour shown me, that I hear no more reproach.”
16 So the prayers of them both were heard before the excellency of the Almighty Elohim.
17 And Repha’ĕl was sent to heal them both, that is, to scale away the whiteness of Toḇiyah’s eyes and to give Sarah the daughter of Raḡu’ĕl as a wife to Toḇi the son of Toḇiyah, and to bind Ashmeḏai the evil spirit, because she belonged to Toḇi by right of inheritance. At the same time Toḇiyah came home and entered into his house, and Sarah the daughter of Raḡu’ĕl came down from her upper room.