1 On that day Toḇiyah remembered the silver which he had entrusted to Gaḇa’ĕl in Rhaḡes of Maḏai,
2 and said within himself, “I have wished for death; why do I not call for my son Toḇi that I may inform him of the silver before I die?”
3 And when he had called him he said, “My son, when I am dead, bury me and do not despise your mother, but esteem her all the days of your life, and do that which shall please her, and do not displease her.
4 “Remember, my son, that she saw many dangers for you when you were in her womb, and when she is dead, bury her by me in one grave.
5 “My son, remember 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Elohim all your days, and do not let your desire be toward sin, or to transgress His Commands. Do rightly all your life long, and do not follow the ways of unrighteousness.
6 “For if you deal truly, your deeds shall succeed prosperously for you, and to all those who live righteously.
7 “Give in kindness from your supply, and when you give in kindness, do not let your eye be evil, neither turn your face from any poor, and the face of Elohim shall not be turned away from you.
8 “If you have abundance, give in kindness accordingly; if you have but a little, do not be afraid to give according to that little.
9 “For you lay up a good treasure for yourself against the day of distress,
10 so that kind deeds deliver from death, and withhold against darkness.
11 “For kind deeds are a good gift to all that give it in the sight of the Most High.
12 “Beware of all whoring my son, and firstly take a wife of the seed of your fathers, and do not take a strange woman who is not of your father’s tribe as wife, for we are the children of the nebi’im: Noaḥ, Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Ya’aqoḇ. Remember my son, that from the beginning our fathers, even they all married wives of their own relatives, and were baraḳ in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.
13 “Now therefore, my son, love your brothers, and do not despise your brothers in your heart – the sons and daughters of your people – in not taking a wife from them; for destruction and much trouble comes from pride, and decay and great need comes from wickedness; for wickedness is the mother of hunger.
14 “Do not let the wages of any man, who has worked for you, remain with you, but give it to him from your hand; for if you serve Elohim, He shall also repay you. My son, be considerate in all that you do, and be wise in all your ways.
15 “Do not do to any man that which you hate; do not drink wine to make yourself drunk, neither let drunkenness go with you in your way.
16 Give of your bread to the hungry, and of your garments to those who are naked; and according to your abundance give in kindness, and do not let your eye be evil when you give in kindness.
17 “Pour out your bread on the burial of the righteous, but give naught to the wicked.
18 “Ask counsel from all who are wise, and do not despise any counsel that is useful.
19 “Baraḵ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim always, and desire from Him that your ways be directed, and that all your paths and counsels prosper; for every nation has no counsel, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Himself gives all that is good, and He humbles those whom He desires, as He desires. Now therefore, my son, remember my commands, neither let them be forgotten.
20 “And now I write this to those whom I committed ten kiḵars – to Gaḇa’ĕl the son of Gaḇriyah at Rhaḡes in Maḏai.
21 “And do not fear, my son, that we are made poor, for you have much wealth if you revere Elohim and depart from all sin, and do that which is pleasing in His sight.”