1 Then Toḇiyah wrote a prayer of rejoicing, and said, “Baraḵ be Elohim who lives forever, and baraḵ be His reign!
2 “For He disciplines, but shows kindness. He leads down to She’ol, and raises up again, neither is there anyone who avoids His hand.
3 “Praise Him before the nations you children of Yisra’ĕl, for He has scattered us among them.
4 “Therefore declare His greatness, and extol Him before all the living; for He is our Aḏon, and He is the Almighty, our Father forever.
5 “And He disciplines us for our wickednesses, but shall show favour again; and shall gather us out of all nations among whom He has scattered us.
6 “If you turn to Him with all your heart, and with all your being, and do righteously before Him, then He shall turn to you, and shall not hide His face from you. Therefore see what He does for you, and praise Him with all your words, and praise the Aḏon of righteousness, and extol the everlasting Sovereign. In the land of my captivity I praise Him, and declare His might and excellence to a sinful nation. O you sinners, turn and do righteousness before Him! Who shall say if He might accept you, and show favour toward you?
7 “I shall extol my Elohim, and my being shall praise the Sovereign of the shamayim, and shall rejoice in His greatness.
8 “Let all men speak, and let all praise Him for His righteousness!
9 “O Yerushalayim, the qodesh city, He shall afflict you for the works of your children, but shall show favour again on the sons of the righteous.
10 “Give praise to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for He is good, and praise the everlasting Sovereign, that His Mishkan may be built in you again with joy, and let Him bring joy there to those who are captives, and love in you forever for those who are miserable.
11 “Many nations shall come from afar to the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim with gifts in their hands, even gifts to the sovereign of the shamayim. All generations shall praise You with great joy.
12 “Cursed are all those who hate You, and baraḵ forever are all who love You.
13 “Rejoice and be glad for the children of the righteous, for they shall be gathered together, and shall baraḵ the righteousness of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
14 “Baraḵ are those who love You, for they shall rejoice in Your peace. Baraḵ are those who have been sorrowful for all Your affliction; for they shall rejoice in You, when they have seen all Your esteem, and shall rejoice forever.
15 “Let my being baraḵ Elohim the great Sovereign!
16 “For Yerushalayim shall be built up with sapphires and emeralds, and precious stones; your walls and towers and battlements with pure gold.
17 “And the streets of Yerushalayim shall be paved with beryl and ruby and stones of Ophir.
18 “And all her streets shall say, HalleluYah! And they shall praise Him, saying, ‘Baraḵ be Elohim, who has exalted it forever.’ ”