The Book of Tobit
1:1 The book that contains the words by Tobit, sons of Ananiel and Gabael of the seed of Asael of the tribe Nephthali.
1:2 Enemessar, King of the Assyrians during the reign of Enemessar was taken captive in Thisbe. This is the city that is right to the left of the city. https://icatholic.ph/category/doctrine/book-of-tobit/
1:3 Tobit and I have walked my whole life in the righteousness and truth. I have also done numerous almsgivings to my brothers, as well as my countrymen and my family, who accompanied me to Nineve to the place where the Assyrians arrived. Movie (tobitmovie.com)
1:4 When I was living in my own country, in which the country of Israel was in its early days and all the people of the tribe of Nephthali my father were thrown out of the home in Jerusalem. This was the chosen place among all tribes to sacrifice in the area. It is where the temple of habitation of God was consecrated and constructed for all age groups. https://icatholic.ph/category/tobit-study-guide/
1:5 Now all the tribes which together revolted, and the house of my father Nephthali, sacrificed to the heifer Baal.
1:6 I was the only one who went often to Jerusalem at the feasts in accordance with the order given to all the inhabitants of Israel by an everlasting decree, containing the first fruits and tenths increase, with that which was first shorn; and they gave me on the altar to the priests the children of Aaron.
1:7 The tenth and first portion of the money I donated to Aaron’s children, who were ministers here in Jerusalem. I later sold another tenth, and then used it each year at Jerusalem.
1:8 The third I gave to them who were able to receive it in accordance with what Debora my mother had commanded me. I was left an orphan when my father died.
1:9 Furthermore 1:9 When I came to the age of an adult, I got married to Anna of my own bloodline and from her I begat Tobias. Petition: Mel Gibson should play Tobit in feature film * Change.org
1:10 When we were taken prisoner to Nineve all my brethren, and those who were blooded by me, ate of the bread that was prepared by the Gentiles.
1:11 I refused to eat;
1:12 I remember God with all of my heart.
1:13 The Most High granted me grace prior to Enemessar and favor to have me as his supplier.
1:14 I went into Media and left Gabael my brother Gabrias’ home at Rages the city of Media ten talent silver.
1:15 When Enemessar passed away, Sennacherib his child ruled in his stead. The estate of Sennacherib was so troubled I could not access Media.
1:16 At the time of Enemessar My brethren were given many alms, and I gave my bread to those who were hungry.
1:17 and my clothes were naked; and if one of my nations were dead or was thrown around the walls of Nineve, I buried it.
1:18 If the king Sennacherib killed anyone in the time he came, and fled from Judea, I buried them with great respect, for in his wrath he killed many; but the bodies weren’t found when they were sought for of the King.
1:19 Then one of the Ninevites went and complained of me before the king that I buried them and concealed myself, realizing that I was being sought for to be put to death, I withdrew myself for fear.
1:20 Afterwards all my belongings were taken away and I was left without anything other than Anna and Tobias.
1:21 And there passed not five and fifty days, before two of his sons killed him and fled to the mountains of Ararath; and Sarchedonus his son reigned in his place; and he appointed over his father’s accounts, and over all his affairs. Achiacharus the son of my brother Anael.
1:22 Achiacharus was my interrogator, and I returned to Nineve. Achiacharus was the cupbearer, and the keeper of the signet. He also served as the overseer and steward of accounts. Sarchedonus appointed him as the next to him. He was also the brother of my.
2:1 When I returned home my wife Anna and my son Tobias were returned to me at the feast on Pentecost. There was a wonderful meal that was prepared for me and I took my seat.
2:2 I saw abundant meat and I told my son “Go and take any poor person you find among our brothers who is conscious of God. And wait, I will pour for thee.”
2:3 He came back and said, “Father, one of our nation’s citizens is being strangled” and was cast out on the marketplace.
2:4 After I had not eaten any meat, I got up and carried him upstairs until the setting of the sun.
2:5 Then I returned to wash myself, and then ate my meat in heaviness,
2:6 Recalling the prophecy by Amos that your feasts will be turned into sorrow and all of your joy will be turned into sorrow,
2:7 Therefore, I wept: and after the going down of the sun, I went out and made a grave, and then buried him.
2:8 But my neighbours ridiculed me and said: The man isn’t afraid to be executed in this regard: he fled away; but, oh is he buried the dead again.
2:9 The next night, I came back from my burial and lay down beside the wall in my courtyard. My face was exposed due to the fact that it was polluted.
2:10 And I knew not that there were sparrows on the wall. And mine eyes being open, the sparrows muted warm dung into my eyes, and then a whiteness came in mine eyes. I then went to the doctor and they did in no way. Achiacharus did nourish me, until I went into Elymais.
2:11 Anna my wife did women’s work.
2:12 After she sent her children home, the parents paid her wages and gave her an infant.
2:13 When it came into my house and she began to weep I asked the child What is the name of this child? Is this not a stolen item? It is illegal to eat anything that was stolen.
2:14 She replied that it was an offer, not as a wage. But I didn’t believe her and advised her to return it to the owners. I was shocked at her. She said, “Where are your alms and thy righteous acts?” Behold, thou as well as all of thy work is known.
3: I was grieved and was crying and, in my grief, I prayed, saying:
3:2 O Lord. Thou art just. Your works and your methods are truth, mercy and truth. Thou judgest sincerely and justly for ever.
3:3 Remind me to watch you.
3:4 For they obeyed not thy commandments: wherefore you have given us an undeserved spoil, and to the captivity of our people, and to death, and for a proverb of reproach to all the nations among whom we are dispersed.
3:5 Then thy judgments shall be true and many: Deal with me in accordance with my transgressions and also my father’s. Because we have not been faithful to your commands, nor have we been honest in our conduct.
3:6 Therefore, deal with me as seemeth most pleasing to you and order my spirit to be removed away from me, so that I may be dissolved, and become earth: for it is beneficial to me to die rather than live, for I have been subjected to false accusations, and have much sadness. Command therefore that I may now be delivered out of this distress, and enter into the eternal space: do not turn your face away from me.
3:7 On the same day it was discovered that in Ecbatane the town of Media Sara, the daughter Raguel was also rebuked and beaten by her father’s maids.
3:8 As she was married prior to seven husbands whom Asmodeus was the evil spirit that killed. They said, “Does thou not know that thou strangled thy spouses?” Thou hast already had seven husbands, and wasn’t named after one one of them.
3:9 Who shall you do this to us in their place. If they pass away, you can follow them. We’ll never see you again, whether as a son, or as a daughter.
3:10 She was so devastated when she heard the words and thought that she was strangling herself. She said, “I am the only child of my father. If I do this, it’s a reproach to me and I’ll cause his sorrow unto death.”
3:11 She prayed to the window, and said, Blessed is thee, my Lord God and thy reverent and holy name is a blessing and a remembrance for ever and all your work be a praise to thee forever.
3:12 And now, O Lord, I set mine eyes and my face toward thee,
3:13 Then you’ll declare, “Take me from the earth so to ensure that my ears do not hear any more the reproach.”
3:14 Thou knowest, Lord, that I am pure from any sin that is in me,
3:15 And that I never polluted my name, nor the name of my father in the land of my captivity I am the sole daughter of my father; and he has no child to be his heir, neither any of his kin or son of his alive, who I can keep myself for a wife: my seven husbands are already dead, and so why should I continue to live? However, if I must die, ask for some respect and understanding.
3:16 So their prayers were answered by God, the supreme God.
3:17 Raphael was sent to cure them, which is, to eliminate the whiteness from Tobit’s eyes and to give Sara the daughter of Raguel as a wife to Tobias and also to tie Asmodeus; As she belonged Tobias through inheritance. Tobit returned to his home at the same time, and Sara the daughter of Raguel, entered his house.
4:1 Tobit then thought of the money he paid Gabael to appear in Rages of Media.
4:2 Then he said with himself that he had planned his own death. Why can’t I contact my son Tobias to convey to him the amount of money prior to my departure?
4:3 After calling him, he said to him, My son. When I’m dead, bury me.
4:4 Recall, my child, she saw many dangers within your womb. When she died, I will bury her in one cemetery.
4:5 “My son, be mindful of the Lord our God throughout the day. Don’t let your heart ever be set to commit a sin or violate his commands. Be a good person all the time and be able to resist the temptations of sin.
4:6 If thou act honestly, your actions will be prosperously successful to you as well as to all who live righteously.
4:7 Give alms from thy source. When thou givest alms don’t let your eyes be jealous. Do not turn your back on anyone who is poor. The face of God will not turn away from you.
4:8 Donate alms if have plenty; if you only have a little, don’t be afraid to give the amount according to your requirements.
4:9 for thou layst up a good treasure for thyself against the day of need.
4:10 Alms are the only way to escape death and never be cast into darkness.
4:11 Alms are a great present to those who give them according to the will and will of God the Most High.
4:12 Beware! My son! marry a woman of the father’s seed and don’t marry an individual from a different tribe. We are the children of prophets Noe and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
4:13 My son: Love thy brother and don’t forget the two of them in your thoughts. Because in pride, there is destruction and great trouble. In lewdness there’s decay and a great need.
4:14 Don’t let any man’s salary that was paid to you by any man, be a burden on thee; instead, give the money to him in cash: God will reward thee for your service to Him. Be careful, my son, in all that you do and be wise in all your conversations.
4:15 Don’t do any thing to anybody you do not like: Drink no wine to make it drunken, and never allow alcohol to accompany you during your journey.
4:16 Give alms to those who are hungry; give alms according to the abundance you have.
4.17 Don’t forget to distribute all the positive things to the needy.
4:18 Take counsel from the wise. Don’t be afraid to seek out profitable advice.
4:19 Praise the Lord thy God and seek his guidance, so that all thy paths can be directed and all thy plans and advices will be successful. Every nation doesn’t have counsel; God is the only one who gives positive things to everyone.
4:20 And now I signify this to they that I committed 10 talents to Gabael the son of Gabrias at Rages in Media.
4:21 Don’t be afraid, my son, for we will be poor. If thou is afraid of God and trusts in Him, then you will have much wealth.
5:1 Tobias then answered and said to his Father: I will follow all the commands which thou hast commanded me:
5:2 But, how can he get the money since I don’t even know him?
5:3 Then he handed him his handwriting and said unto him, Seek thee a man which may go with thee, whiles I live. I will give him wages: and go and receive the money.
5:4 Then, when he attempted to locate a man He found Raphael who was an angel.
5:5 He didn’t know, so the man said to him: Can thou accompany me to Rages? And do thou know these places well?
5:6 To whom the angel told him, “I will go with you,” and I know the way well. I’ve lodged with Gabael, our brother.
5:7 Tobias responded, “Tarry for us, until we can tell our father.”
5:8 And he said unto them, Leave and go not. He said to his father “Behold! I found someone who is willing to go along with me.” Then, he phoned his father and asked him to “Calm me to you so that I can find out which tribe he belongs to, and if he’s trustworthy enough to join you.”
5:9 He called him and the man entered. They saluted each other.
5:10 And Tobit told him: Brother, shew me of which tribe and what family thou is a member of.
5:11 to whom it was said, Doest thou seek an ancestor or a family and if so you are employed, a man who will accompany thy son. Then Tobit said unto him, I would know, brother, thy kindred and name.
5:12 Then, he said, Azarias is the son of Ananias The great and also of thy fellows.
5:13 Tobit answered, “Thou art most welcome Tobit replied, “Brother.” He claimed that Tobit was correct.
5:14 Tell Me, What do I pay you? Do you offer me daily drachm and other things of a basic need, just like my son?
5:15 Yea, moreover If you return safely, I will add something to thy wages.
5:16 Thus they were greatly pleased. Then he said to Tobias prepare yourself for the journey and let God will give you a pleasant journey. The father of his son told him, after he had prepared everything for the journey. God, who dwells in heaven, will bless your journey and be with you throughout the journey. They set out together, bringing the dog of the young man along.
5:17 Anna her mother wept and asked Tobit why he had taken her son away. Isn’t he the person we have in our hands in going in and coming out before us?
5:18 Do not be greedy in order to earn more money, but treat your child as a refuse.
5:19 For that which the Lord has given us to live by will be enough for us.
5:20 Tobit then told her, Take no concern, my sister, he will return safely, and thine eyes will be able to see him.
5:21 The angels will keep him company. The journey will be profitable and he’ll be safe when he returns home.
5:22 She stopped crying.
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