The Book of Tobit
1:1 The book that contains the words of Tobit, son of Tobiel The son of Ananiel The son of Aduel, the son of Gabael, of the descendants of Asael from the tribe of Nephthali;
1:2 Enemessar, the king of the Assyrians at the time, was taken from Thisbe. The city is actually called Nephthali in Galilee which is located above Aser. https://icatholic.ph/category/doctrine/book-of-tobit/
1:3 1:3 Tobit have lived all days of my existence in the way of truth and justice, and I did numerous acts of almsgiving to my brothers as well as my country that accompanied me to Nineve in the land of the Assyrians. Movie (tobitmovie.com)
1:4 While I was in Israel’s country, being only an infant All Nephthali brothers were thrown out of the house in Jerusalem. The temple of the house was sanctified there and was built for the rest of time. https://icatholic.ph/category/tobit-study-guide/
1:5 Then all the tribes that united in revolt, as well as the house of my father Nephthali, sacrificed unto the heifer Baal.
1:6 I was the only one who was often in Jerusalem at the feasts in accordance with the order given unto all the people of Israel through an eternal decree containing the firstfruits and tenths growth, in addition to the one that was first shorn; and they gave me at the altar to the priests children of Aaron.
1:7 I gave the tenth of my increase to the Aaron sons who ministered from Jerusalem. A tenth was I sold off, and it went every year to Jerusalem.
1:8 And I gave the third unto them to whomever was able to meeting, as Debora my dad’s mother had commanded.
1:9 I also got married Anna my cousin at the time I was a man. I then had Tobias. Petition: Mel Gibson should play Tobit in feature film * Change.org
1:10 Then, when we were taken to Nineve as prisoners, all my brethren were permitted to eat the bread of Gentiles.
1:11 I resisted from eating;
1:12 Because God is the only one I’m able to remember with all my heart.
1:13 The Most High gave me grace, favour and favor prior to Enemessar and I became his steward.
1:14 Then I went into Media. Gabael was my brother and we left Rages in trust with Gabael. Rages is a city with Media ten talents of silver.
1:15 After Enemessar had passed away, Sennacherib was his son and ruled his estate. I was unable to enter Media due to the controversies in his estate.
1:16 I also distributed alms to my brothers during Enemessar and also gave bread to the needy.
1:17 And my clothes to the naked: and If I saw anyone of my nation dead, or cast about the walls of Nineve I laid him to rest.
1:18 If Sennacherib had killed anyone, when the time came for him to come to me, I fled Judea. I buried them privily, for he wailed over many. However, the remains weren’t found until the king sought to take them away.
1:19 And when one of the Ninevites went and complained of my conduct to the king, I buried them, and hid myself; understanding that I was wanted to be executed to death, I withdrew myself for fear.
1:20 All my possessions were forcibly removed together with my wife Anna (and my son Tobias).
1:21 It lasted for five or fifty years before the two sons of his killed him.
1:22 When Achiacharus interacted for me, I returned home to Nineve. Achiacharus served as cupbearer, keeper of signet, steward, overseer, as well as accountant. Sarchedonus appointed Sarchedonus next to him; he was my brother.
2:1 Now when I returned home, and my wife Anna was restored unto me, with my son Tobias during the celebration of Pentecost which is the most holy feast of the seven week period, there was a good dinner prepared me, in the which I sat down for dinner.
2:2 After I saw lots of meat, I told my son, Take any poor man you can find from our brothers who are attentive to the Lord And lo! I tarry for you.
2:3 He came back and said, Father Our nation is entangled and being sold on the market.
2:4 Eventually after I’d never had a taste of meat, I began to get up and took him up in a room until it was dark.
2:5 I returned to wash the dishes and then I ate the meat heavy.
2:6 Recalling the prophecy of Amos that your feasts will turn into sorrow and all of your joy will be turned into sorrow,
2:7 Therefore I wept, and then after the going down of the sun, I went out to make a grave and then buried him.
2:8 Nevertheless, my neighbors mocked me and said,”This man isn’t yet afraid to be executed because of this matter: who fled; yet, lo! he burieth his remains.”
2:9 I also returned from the burial that night and slept near the wall of my yard, my face exposed and polluted.
2:10 I did not know that there were sparrows in the wall, and my eyes were open, the sparrows muted warm dung into mine eyes, and then a whiteness appeared in my eyes. I then went to the physicians, but they helped me in no way. Achiacharus did nourish me, until I went into Elymais.
2:11 Anna my wife, took up women’s labor.
2:12 The parents paid her for her earnings after she returned home and gave her an additional child.
2:13 Later, when it was at my place and I began crying, she asked, “From wherece is this child?” Was it stolen? Return it to the owner. It is against the law to eat anything stolen.
2:14 She said that It was an offer that was more important than the wages. I didn’t believe her and she advised me to return it to the owners. She replied, “Where are your alms and your righteous deeds?” Behold, thou is known along with all of your work.
3: I was grieved and was crying, and in my sorrow I prayed, saying:
3:2 O Lord, thou art just, and all your works and ways are mercy and truth, and thou judgest truly and with justice for all time.
3:3 Please keep me in mind and keep me in your thoughts.
3:4 But they didn’t obey the commands of God. Thus, thou hast taken us for an undeserved spoil to be taken captive and death, and also to serve as an example among all the nations.
3:5 Now, thy judgments are numerous and true: deal with my transgressions in accordance with my fathers’ counsel 3:5: We haven’t abided by thy commandsments and we haven’t been honest before you.
3:6 Therefore, deal with me as seemeth best unto thee, and command my spirit to be removed away from me, so that I may be dissolved and be made earth; because it’s more beneficial for me to die than live, for I have heard false reproaches, and have much sadness. Command to now be delivered out of this plight and go into the everlasting space: do not turn your eyes from me.
3:7 The same day, the Raguel’s father’s maids also reproached Raguel’s daughter Ecbatane.
3:8 It was due to the fact that she was married seven times to Asmodeus the evil spirit before they could bury her. Didst thou not realize, said they, that thou hast strangled thine husbands? Thou hast already had seven husbands and was not named after any of them.
3:9 What is the reason why thou doest beat them for us? If they’re dead, follow them. We must not speak of thee son or daughters.
3:10 She was so devastated when she heard the words and thought that she was strangling herself. She declared, “I am the only child of my father. If I commit this act then it will be a reproach to me, and I will cause his sorrow unto death.”
3:11 She then stood before the window, and she said “Blessed art thou O Lord my God; thine glorious name and glory are blessed and honourable forever and all of your works be a praise to you for ever.”
3:12 Lord, I’ve turned my back to you and set my gaze on you right now.
3:13 and say, “Take Me Out of the Earth, That I May Hear No More the Reproach.
3:14 Thou knowst Lord, that I am clean from all sins.
3:15 I’ve not polluted my own name, nor my father’s in the land in my captivity. but if it please not thee that I should be buried, ask for some consideration to be had of me, and take pity of me, that I hear no more reproach.
3:16 So, the prayers of both were heard by God’s great Majesty.
3:17 and Raphael was sent to heal both of them which is to remove the whiteness of Tobit’s eyes, and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel as a bride to Tobias the son of Tobit; and to bind Asmodeus the evil spirit; because she belonged to Tobias through inheritance rights. At the same time, Tobit home, and entered into his house, and Sara the daughter of Raguel was brought out of her chamber in the upper part.
4:1 Tobit also remembered the money he’d handed Gabael to pay for Rages of Media.
4:2 He said to himself, I have wished for death; wherefore should I not ask my son Tobias that I may signify to him of the money before I die?
4:3 When he called him, he replied, My son, when I am dead, bury me; and despise not your mother, but honor her throughout your life. Do that which shall please her and make her feel not.
4:4 Recall, my son, she saw numerous dangers within your baby’s womb. When she died, I will bury her in one burial site.
4:5 My boy, be mindful of God our God throughout your life. Don’t let thy will be influenced by sin or to break his commands. Do uprightly all your life, and don’t take unrighteous routes.
4:6 For if thou deal honestly, your actions will be prosperously successful to you, and to all them who live righteously.
4:7 Donate alms from your wealth; and when thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious, neither look away from the poor, and the face of God will not be hidden towards you.
4:8 If thou hast plenty, offer alms according to. If you have one cent, give it the amount you need to.
4:9 You will keep yourself safe from the time of need by setting aside an excellent treasure.
4:10 For the alms deliver us from death and we do not live in the darkness.
4:11 For alms are an excellent gift to all who give it in the sight God the Most High.
4:12 Beware and be careful of all whoredom my son. You must get married to the daughter of your parents. Do not take a woman of another tribe to marry: We are the descendants of the prophets Noe (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob): Remember that all of our fathers were blessed right from the very beginning. They all got married to wives of their own kind and had children. Their descendants will be the inheritors of the land.
4:13 Therefore, my son, love your brethren and hate not in thy heart your brothers, children and daughters of your people, for not taking a wife of them. For in pride is destruction and much trouble. And in lewdness is great need and decay Lewdness is the mother of hunger.
4:14 Don’t let anyone’s wage, which he made for you, annoy you. Instead, give the money to him from your hands: God will repay thee if He serves thee.
4:15 Do that to no person whom thou hates do not drink wine to make thee drunken and do not let the drunkenness go with thee in your journey.
4:16 Give bread and clothing to the homeless and for those who aren’t able to pay.
4:17 Take bread on the burial of the righteous, but give nothing to the wicked.
4:18 Seek counsel from wise individuals Don’t be afraid to seek out any profitable counsel.
4:19 Then you are to praise the Lord thy God all the time and wish that his ways may be enlightened and that all your paths and counsels may succeed. There is no one who can provide counsel but the Lord. The Lord also provides everything good and useful.
4.20 Now I am signalling to them that I have given ten talents to Gabael, the son of Gabrias in Media.
4:21 And fear not my son, for we are made poor: because thou is rich when thou adore God and abstain from sin and do what is pleasing to him.
5:1 Tobias told him, “Father,” and that he would do whatever thou hadst ordered.
5:2 I do not know who the man is So how do I find the cash?
5:3 Then he handed the writing to the man and told him,”Seek you a gentleman who could go along with thee while I still live.He also assured to pay his wages, and then he would go and collect the money.
5:4 Therefore when he sought a man, he found Raphael that was an angel.
5:5 But he knew not the place; so he asked him, Canst take me along to Rages? And dost you know the places I mentioned?
5:6 Whom the angel said, I will follow you, and I am aware of the way well: for I have lodged with our brother Gabael.
5:7 Tobias then said to him,”Try to Stay with me, until I tell My Father.
5:8 After that, he told his father”Go and leave. He came in and told his father “Behold I have a friend who will go with me.” Then he said, Call me to see if he is interested, so to find out what tribe he is, and whether he be a trusty man to go with thee.
5:9 So he called him, and he came in and they saluted one another.
5:10 And Tobit said unto him, Brother, show me which tribe and what family thou art.
5:11 to whom he asked Dost thou look for a tribe or family, or an hired man to go with thy son? Tobit answered, “I would know brother, thy type and name.”
5:12 He said, “I am Azarias,” the son Of Ananias The Great and of Thy Brethren.
5:13 Tobit responded, “Thou art welcome, brother,” because I inquired to know the tribe and the family of your people. I also have knowledge of Ananias (son of great Samaias) and Jonathas (son of that great Samaias). They weren’t fooled by the plight of their brothers.
5:14 But tell me, what wage shall I give thee? What wage will you pay me?
5:15 And, moreover, if ye come safe, I will increase your wages.
5:16 They were extremely happy. Tobias was then instructed by him, Prepare yourself for the journey. God will send you an enjoyable journey. When his son was done prepping for the journey, his father told him to go with him and God is the one who lives in heaven. The angels of God will be your companion. They set off along with the boy and his dog.
5:17 Anna, Anna’s mother, wept and asked Tobit, “Why has thou taken our son off?” Is he really not our staff, and he goes in and out in front us?
5:18 Don’t be greedy when you add money to your bank account But let it be as refuse in respect of our child.
5:19 The things that the Lord has given to us to live by will be enough for us.
5:20 Tobit said to her “Take no care, my sis; he will return in safety and your eyes shall be able to see him.”
5:21 For the good angel will keep him company, and his journey shall be successful, and he shall return safe.
5:22 Afterwards, she stopped weeping.
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