30 If his sons reject my law and disobey my regulations, 31 if they break my rules and do not keep my commandments, 32 I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, their sin by inflicting them with bruises. 33 But I will not remove my loyal love from him nor be unfaithful to my promise. 34 I will not break my covenant or go back on what I promised.
1 Then Tobit said: "Blessed be God who lives forever, because his kingdom lasts throughout all ages. 2 For he afflicts, and he shows mercy; he leads down to Hades in the lowest regions of the earth, and he brings up from the great abyss, and there is nothing that can escape his hand. 3 Acknowledge him before the nations, O children of Israel; for he has scattered you among them. 4 He has shown you his greatness even there. Exalt him in the presence of every living being, because he is our Lord and he is our God; he is our Father and he is God forever.
Notes and References
"... punishment and pardon is a frequent theme of Deuteronomy. Compare also Psalm 89:32–34; Wisdom of Solomon 12:22 ..."
Littman, Robert J. Tobit: The Book of Tobit in Codex Sinaiticus (p. 149) Brill, 2008