The Book of Tobit

1:1 The book of words of Tobit, sons of Ananiel and Gabael of the seed of Asael of the tribe of Nephthali.

1:2 Enemessar, the king of the Assyrians was captured from Thisbe in the right-hand corner of the city. The city is known as Nephthali in Galilee over Aser. https://icatholic.ph/category/doctrine/book-of-tobit/

1:3 Tobit and I have walked through my entire life in righteousness and truth. I have also done numerous almsgivings to my brothers, as well as my nation, who went with me to Nineve to the land where the Assyrians arrived. Movie (tobitmovie.com)

1:4 While I was living in my own country, where the land of Israel was still young 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 the tribes to offer sacrifices there. It is where the temple of habitation of God was dedicated and constructed for all age groups. https://icatholic.ph/category/tobit-study-guide/

1:5 The tribes who resisted all at once, including my father Nephthali’s house, were sacrificed to the heifer Baal.

1:6 However, I was alone in Jerusalem to the feasts, as it was ordained for all Israel through an eternal decree. They were given the firstfruits, and tenths of increase, with that which has been first shorn. They also offered me at the altar to priests the children Aaron.

1:7 The 10th portion of all increases I gave to Aaron’s sons, who ministered in Jerusalem. A tenth part I sold, and I went and spent it each year in Jerusalem.

1:8 I gave the third one to them as Debora my mother had instructed me, as I was orphaned by my father.

1:9 Moreover, when I reached the age of men, I married Anna who was a woman who was my blood, and I had Tobias. Petition: Mel Gibson should play Tobit in feature film * Change.org

1:10 And when we were carried away as captives to Nineve, all my friends and all of my kindred did eat of the bread of the Gentiles.

1:11 But I didn’t eat.

1:12 Because God is the only person I’m able to remember with all my heart.

1:13 The Most High gave me grace and favor prior to Enemessar.

1:14 I left for Media and left in trust with Gabael Gabrias, my brother. Gabrias and at Rages a city of Media 10 talent of silver.

1:15 After the death of Enemessar, Sennacherib his child ruled in his place. The estate of Sennacherib was so troubled that I was unable to enter Media.

1:16 During the Enemessar period, I gave many alms my brethren and offered my bread to the hungry.

1:17 and my clothes to the naked. And if any of my nations was dead or was thrown around the walls at Nineve, I buried it.

1:18 1:8 Sennacherib had killed any at the time he came to me, I fled Judea. I buried them privily, for he wailed over numerous. However, the remains weren’t found until the king searched to take them away.

1:19 Then one of the Ninevites went and complained of my conduct to the king, that I laid them to rest, and hid myself; understanding that I was wanted to be executed to death, I hid myself for fear.

1:20 All my belongings were taken away. I was left with my wife Anna, and my son Tobias.

1:21 Then two of his sons murdered him and fled to the mountains near Ararath. Sarchedonus his nephew reigned over them. He named Achiacharus, my brother Anael as his administrator and was in charge of all his financial affairs.

1:22 Achiacharus was my interrogator, and I went back to Nineve. Achiacharus had the role of cupbearer. He also keeper the signet and was the steward of the accounts. Sarchedonus appointed Sarchedonus as his successor to me, he was my son.

2:1 And when I was back home together with Anna and Tobias, we were all reunited at the feast of Pentecost. It was the Holy Feast that was celebrated over the seven week time. I was given an excellent food to take in.

2:2 When I observed the abundance of meat, I asked him, “Go, bring the poorest man thou can find among our brethren. He is awestruck by The Lord,” and lo the Lord is with him as he waits to me.

2:3 But the man came back and said, “Father One is strangled in our country, and is cast out to the market.”

2:4 After I had not tasted any meat, I awoke and carried him upstairs until sunset.

2:5 After I had returned to my home, I washed my body and ate my meal with a heavy heart.

2:6 Recalling the prophecy of Amos that your feasts will be turned into sorrow and all of your joy will be turned into sorrow,

2:7 I wept and when the sun went down I made a grave and buried him.

2:8 But my neighbours mocked me, and said, The man isn’t scared of being put to death in this regard: he has fled, but, oh, he burieth the dead in a second time.

2:9 I also returned from the burial that night and slept near the wall of my yard, my face being exposed and polluted.

2:10 I did not know that there were sparrows in the wall, and mine eyes being open, the sparrows drew warm dung into mine eyes, and a whiteness came in mine eyes: and I went to the physicians, but they helped me in no way. Achiacharus did nourish me, until I went into Elymais.

2:11 And my wife Anna took women’s work to do.

2:12 She took them home with the owners and they paid her salary. They also gave her a baby.

2:13 When it arrived at my home I started crying. Was it stolen? It is your responsibility to return it to its owners. For it is against the law to eat stolen food.

2:14 She replied that it was given as a gift, not wages. However, I was skeptical and told her to give the owner. I was stunned by her. She then replied to me, Where are thy alms and thy righteous deeds? You see, thou as well as your works were revealed.

3:3 I was sad and I wept. In my sorrow I prayed

3:2 O Lord, thou art righteous, and all your works and ways are mercy and truth, and thou judgest truly and with justice for all time.

3:3 You are still with me? See me!

3:4 They did not abide by the commandments of God. Consequently, thou hast turned us into a spoil, unto slavery, and unto the death, as well as an obscene reproach to all other nations.

3:5 Then thy judgments shall be true and many: Deal with me according to my sins, and my father’s. Because we have not been faithful to your commands, nor have we walked in truth.

3:6 Now you must take care of my soul as best as possible, and then ask my spirit to go.

3:7 Later on, her maids also accused Raguel’s daughter Ecbatane of being a snobby person.

3:8 It was due to the fact that she was married to seven people who Asmodeus killed before they could have sat alongside her. They said, “Does thou not know that thou hast strangled thine spouses?” You’ve already been married to seven men, and wasn’t named after one of them.

3:9 Who shall you do this to us in their place. If they’re dead, then follow their example, and we’ll never meet them.

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3:11 She then prayed to the window and said, God is blessed, Lord, my God. Thine holy and glory name is blessed for ever; let all thy work praise thee for eternity.

3:12 Now, O Lord put my eyes and head towards you,

3:13 And say, Take me out of the earth, that I may hear no more of the reproach.

3:14 Thou art conscious, Lord of the fact that I am without sin in comparison to men.

3:15 I have not tainted my name, nor my father’s name in the country in which I was imprisoned: I am the sole child of my father. He has no heir, nor any close kinsman. I cannot keep my wife for him. My seven husbands are dead. Why should I continue to live? If it pleases thee to have my death considered, I will accept some respect and I will not be astonished.

3:16 The prayers of both were heard before God’s great Majesty.

3:17 Raphael was appointed as a healer for both. The purpose of this was to take away Tobit’s eyes from whiteness and also to gift Sara, daughter of Raguel, for Tobias the son of Tobit; to bind Asmodeus and bless her with the evil spirit. Sara was a part of Tobias through her inheritance. Tobit went into her home and entered her upper chamber. Sara the daughter Raguel also came down.

4:1 Tobit also remembered the money he’d handed Gabael to purchase Rages of Media.

4:2 He said to himself, I have wished for death; wherefore should I not ask my son Tobias to signify to him of the money before I die?

4:3 Then he called him and said, My son. Bury me when I am dead.

4:4 Remember, my son that she saw many dangers to thee while thou wast in this womb; and after she’s gone, you will be buried with me in one grave.

4:5 “My son, keep your eyes about God our God all the days. Don’t let your heart ever be entangled in sin or to transgress his commands. Do righteous deeds all the time and be able to resist the temptations of sin.

4:6 If thou acts honestly, all thy actions will be a blessing for you and to all who live justly.

4. 7. Don’t forget to offer alms of your substance.

4.8 If you see plenty Give alms in accordance with the amount. If you have an amount that is small, do not be in a rush to give as much as you can.

4:9 Thou setst up a good thing to yourself against a time of necessity.

4:10 Alms are the only way to escape death, and you will never be thrown into darkness.

4:11 For alms can be an excellent offering to God.

4:12 Beware of whoredom in all forms My son, and primarily marry a woman from the descendants of your fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife that is not from thy father’s tribe because we are the children of the prophets: Noe, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning were all married, and they all got married to wives of their own tribe, and were blessed in their children. Their descendants will inherit the land.

4:13 My son, now, love and respect thy brothers, the sons, daughters, and sons of thy people. Pride causes destruction, many troubles and lewdness deteriorates, and there is great need. Lewdness is the primary cause of famine.

4:14 Don’t let the wages of men, which have paid for you, remain with you; give it to him immediately. For God will repay thee if he serves thee be a good and discerning son in all that thou doest and be shrewd in all thy conversations.

4:15 Do not be rude to anyone that you don’t like: Drink no wine to make it drunken and do not let drunkenness accompany thee on thy trip.

4:16 Give alms to the hungry; give alms according to your abundance.

4:17 Leave thy bread out to burials for the righteous, but don’t give it to the sinners.

4:18 Get advice from all the wise. Don’t be afraid to seek out profitable counsel.

4:19 Praise God thy God and seek his direction to ensure that all your paths can be directed and all thy plans and counsels may succeed. Each nation isn’t given counsel; God is the only one who gives positive things to everyone.

4.20 Now I declare I’ve got ten talents to offer Gabael, Gabrias’ son at Rages in Media.

4:21 Don’t be afraid, my son, we will become poor. If thou is afraid of God, then thou can be rich.

5:1 Tobias responded and said to his father, I will follow all that thou hast commanded.

5:2 How can he get the money, since I don’t even know him?

5:3 After that he handed the handwriting to him and said, “Seek thee a gentleman which may go along with thee while I still live.He also assured to pay his wages, and then he would take the money and bring it to him.

5:4 Then, when he attempted to locate a man he discovered Raphael who was an angel.

5:5 He knew nothing, so he said unto his self, “Canst thou take me to Rages?” And do thou know these places well?

5:6 To whom was said the angel, I will accompany thee. I am also aware of the way, since I’ve stayed at Gabael.

5:7 And Tobias told him: I’m a bit late, until I tell my father.

5:8 He said to them, Leave and go not. So he went in and told his father, Behold I have found a man who can go with me. He replied, “Call him unto me,” so that I could find out the tribe from which he came and whether he would be trustworthy enough to go with me.

5:9 And he called him. He entered and saluted the other.

5:10 Tobit then said to him: Brother, tell me the tribe you belong to and which family thou is.

5:11 He said to Tobit “Dost thou search for an entire family, a tribe or a hired person to accompany thy child?” Then Tobit said unto him, I’d like to know brother, your kin and name.

5:12 Then he stated, “I am Azarias, son of Ananias great, and my brothers.”

5:13 Tobit responded, “Thu art welcome brother,” as Tobit explained, “Be not angry with me for having inquired about thy tribe and family; for I have known Ananias, Jonathas, and sons from that great Samaias. We travelled together to Jerusalem to worship and offered the firstborn and the 10ths.

5:14 But tell me, what wage will I pay thee? I will be paid daily a drachm, plus all the necessary items, just like my own son.

5:15 And, moreover If you are in good health, I’ll add some to thy pay.

5:16 Then they were happy. Then said he to Tobias prepare yourself for the journey, and God will give you a pleasant journey. After his son had put together all of the necessary things and was ready, his father told him: Take thou along with him and God who is above, prosper your journey, the angels of God will be with you. They set out together, bringing the young man’s dog along.

5:17 But Anna her mother wept and she said to Tobit, Why did thou take our son away? Isn’t he our staff, coming in and out ahead of us?

5:18 Don’t get greedy and deposit money into the bank, but don’t allow that to happen to our children.

5:19 All that the Lord has provided us with to live with does not suffice.

5:20 Tobit told her “Take not a second thought, sis; he will return in safety and your eyes will see him.”

5:21 The angel of the Lord will be with him, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall be safe when he returns.

5:22 She stopped crying.

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The Book of Tobit

1:1 The book of words of Tobit, sons of Ananiel and Gabael of the seed of Asael of the tribe of Nephthali.

1:2 Enemessar, the king of the Assyrians was captured from Thisbe in the right-hand corner of the city. The city is known as Nephthali in Galilee over Aser. https://icatholic.ph/category/doctrine/book-of-tobit/

1:3 Tobit and I have walked through my entire life in righteousness and truth. I have also done numerous almsgivings to my brothers, as well as my nation, who went with me to Nineve to the land where the Assyrians arrived. Movie (tobitmovie.com)

1:4 While I was living in my own country, where the land of Israel was still young 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 the tribes to offer sacrifices there. It is where the temple of habitation of God was dedicated and constructed for all age groups. https://icatholic.ph/category/tobit-study-guide/

1:5 The tribes who resisted all at once, including my father Nephthali’s house, were sacrificed to the heifer Baal.

1:6 However, I was alone in Jerusalem to the feasts, as it was ordained for all Israel through an eternal decree. They were given the firstfruits, and tenths of increase, with that which has been first shorn. They also offered me at the altar to priests the children Aaron.

1:7 The 10th portion of all increases I gave to Aaron’s sons, who ministered in Jerusalem. A tenth part I sold, and I went and spent it each year in Jerusalem.

1:8 I gave the third one to them as Debora my mother had instructed me, as I was orphaned by my father.

1:9 Moreover, when I reached the age of men, I married Anna who was a woman who was my blood, and I had Tobias. Petition: Mel Gibson should play Tobit in feature film * Change.org

1:10 And when we were carried away as captives to Nineve, all my friends and all of my kindred did eat of the bread of the Gentiles.

1:11 But I didn’t eat.

1:12 Because God is the only person I’m able to remember with all my heart.

1:13 The Most High gave me grace and favor prior to Enemessar.

1:14 I left for Media and left in trust with Gabael Gabrias, my brother. Gabrias and at Rages a city of Media 10 talent of silver.

1:15 After the death of Enemessar, Sennacherib his child ruled in his place. The estate of Sennacherib was so troubled that I was unable to enter Media.

1:16 During the Enemessar period, I gave many alms my brethren and offered my bread to the hungry.

1:17 and my clothes to the naked. And if any of my nations was dead or was thrown around the walls at Nineve, I buried it.

1:18 1:8 Sennacherib had killed any at the time he came to me, I fled Judea. I buried them privily, for he wailed over numerous. However, the remains weren’t found until the king searched to take them away.

1:19 Then one of the Ninevites went and complained of my conduct to the king, that I laid them to rest, and hid myself; understanding that I was wanted to be executed to death, I hid myself for fear.

1:20 All my belongings were taken away. I was left with my wife Anna, and my son Tobias.

1:21 Then two of his sons murdered him and fled to the mountains near Ararath. Sarchedonus his nephew reigned over them. He named Achiacharus, my brother Anael as his administrator and was in charge of all his financial affairs.

1:22 Achiacharus was my interrogator, and I went back to Nineve. Achiacharus had the role of cupbearer. He also keeper the signet and was the steward of the accounts. Sarchedonus appointed Sarchedonus as his successor to me, he was my son.

2:1 And when I was back home together with Anna and Tobias, we were all reunited at the feast of Pentecost. It was the Holy Feast that was celebrated over the seven week time. I was given an excellent food to take in.

2:2 When I observed the abundance of meat, I asked him, “Go, bring the poorest man thou can find among our brethren. He is awestruck by The Lord,” and lo the Lord is with him as he waits to me.

2:3 But the man came back and said, “Father One is strangled in our country, and is cast out to the market.”

2:4 After I had not tasted any meat, I awoke and carried him upstairs until sunset.

2:5 After I had returned to my home, I washed my body and ate my meal with a heavy heart.

2:6 Recalling the prophecy of Amos that your feasts will be turned into sorrow and all of your joy will be turned into sorrow,

2:7 I wept and when the sun went down I made a grave and buried him.

2:8 But my neighbours mocked me, and said, The man isn’t scared of being put to death in this regard: he has fled, but, oh, he burieth the dead in a second time.

2:9 I also returned from the burial that night and slept near the wall of my yard, my face being exposed and polluted.

2:10 I did not know that there were sparrows in the wall, and mine eyes being open, the sparrows drew warm dung into mine eyes, and a whiteness came in mine eyes: and I went to the physicians, but they helped me in no way. Achiacharus did nourish me, until I went into Elymais.

2:11 And my wife Anna took women’s work to do.

2:12 She took them home with the owners and they paid her salary. They also gave her a baby.

2:13 When it arrived at my home I started crying. Was it stolen? It is your responsibility to return it to its owners. For it is against the law to eat stolen food.

2:14 She replied that it was given as a gift, not wages. However, I was skeptical and told her to give the owner. I was stunned by her. She then replied to me, Where are thy alms and thy righteous deeds? You see, thou as well as your works were revealed.

3:3 I was sad and I wept. In my sorrow I prayed

3:2 O Lord, thou art righteous, and all your works and ways are mercy and truth, and thou judgest truly and with justice for all time.

3:3 You are still with me? See me!

3:4 They did not abide by the commandments of God. Consequently, thou hast turned us into a spoil, unto slavery, and unto the death, as well as an obscene reproach to all other nations.

3:5 Then thy judgments shall be true and many: Deal with me according to my sins, and my father’s. Because we have not been faithful to your commands, nor have we walked in truth.

3:6 Now you must take care of my soul as best as possible, and then ask my spirit to go.

3:7 Later on, her maids also accused Raguel’s daughter Ecbatane of being a snobby person.

3:8 It was due to the fact that she was married to seven people who Asmodeus killed before they could have sat alongside her. They said, “Does thou not know that thou hast strangled thine spouses?” You’ve already been married to seven men, and wasn’t named after one of them.

3:9 Who shall you do this to us in their place. If they’re dead, then follow their example, and we’ll never meet them.

3:10

3:11 She then prayed to the window and said, God is blessed, Lord, my God. Thine holy and glory name is blessed for ever; let all thy work praise thee for eternity.

3:12 Now, O Lord put my eyes and head towards you,

3:13 And say, Take me out of the earth, that I may hear no more of the reproach.

3:14 Thou art conscious, Lord of the fact that I am without sin in comparison to men.

3:15 I have not tainted my name, nor my father’s name in the country in which I was imprisoned: I am the sole child of my father. He has no heir, nor any close kinsman. I cannot keep my wife for him. My seven husbands are dead. Why should I continue to live? If it pleases thee to have my death considered, I will accept some respect and I will not be astonished.

3:16 The prayers of both were heard before God’s great Majesty.

3:17 Raphael was appointed as a healer for both. The purpose of this was to take away Tobit’s eyes from whiteness and also to gift Sara, daughter of Raguel, for Tobias the son of Tobit; to bind Asmodeus and bless her with the evil spirit. Sara was a part of Tobias through her inheritance. Tobit went into her home and entered her upper chamber. Sara the daughter Raguel also came down.

4:1 Tobit also remembered the money he’d handed Gabael to purchase Rages of Media.

4:2 He said to himself, I have wished for death; wherefore should I not ask my son Tobias to signify to him of the money before I die?

4:3 Then he called him and said, My son. Bury me when I am dead.

4:4 Remember, my son that she saw many dangers to thee while thou wast in this womb; and after she’s gone, you will be buried with me in one grave.

4:5 “My son, keep your eyes about God our God all the days. Don’t let your heart ever be entangled in sin or to transgress his commands. Do righteous deeds all the time and be able to resist the temptations of sin.

4:6 If thou acts honestly, all thy actions will be a blessing for you and to all who live justly.

4. 7. Don’t forget to offer alms of your substance.

4.8 If you see plenty Give alms in accordance with the amount. If you have an amount that is small, do not be in a rush to give as much as you can.

4:9 Thou setst up a good thing to yourself against a time of necessity.

4:10 Alms are the only way to escape death, and you will never be thrown into darkness.

4:11 For alms can be an excellent offering to God.

4:12 Beware of whoredom in all forms My son, and primarily marry a woman from the descendants of your fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife that is not from thy father’s tribe because we are the children of the prophets: Noe, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning were all married, and they all got married to wives of their own tribe, and were blessed in their children. Their descendants will inherit the land.

4:13 My son, now, love and respect thy brothers, the sons, daughters, and sons of thy people. Pride causes destruction, many troubles and lewdness deteriorates, and there is great need. Lewdness is the primary cause of famine.

4:14 Don’t let the wages of men, which have paid for you, remain with you; give it to him immediately. For God will repay thee if he serves thee be a good and discerning son in all that thou doest and be shrewd in all thy conversations.

4:15 Do not be rude to anyone that you don’t like: Drink no wine to make it drunken and do not let drunkenness accompany thee on thy trip.

4:16 Give alms to the hungry; give alms according to your abundance.

4:17 Leave thy bread out to burials for the righteous, but don’t give it to the sinners.

4:18 Get advice from all the wise. Don’t be afraid to seek out profitable counsel.

4:19 Praise God thy God and seek his direction to ensure that all your paths can be directed and all thy plans and counsels may succeed. Each nation isn’t given counsel; God is the only one who gives positive things to everyone.

4.20 Now I declare I’ve got ten talents to offer Gabael, Gabrias’ son at Rages in Media.

4:21 Don’t be afraid, my son, we will become poor. If thou is afraid of God, then thou can be rich.

5:1 Tobias responded and said to his father, I will follow all that thou hast commanded.

5:2 How can he get the money, since I don’t even know him?

5:3 After that he handed the handwriting to him and said, “Seek thee a gentleman which may go along with thee while I still live.He also assured to pay his wages, and then he would take the money and bring it to him.

5:4 Then, when he attempted to locate a man he discovered Raphael who was an angel.

5:5 He knew nothing, so he said unto his self, “Canst thou take me to Rages?” And do thou know these places well?

5:6 To whom was said the angel, I will accompany thee. I am also aware of the way, since I’ve stayed at Gabael.

5:7 And Tobias told him: I’m a bit late, until I tell my father.

5:8 He said to them, Leave and go not. So he went in and told his father, Behold I have found a man who can go with me. He replied, “Call him unto me,” so that I could find out the tribe from which he came and whether he would be trustworthy enough to go with me.

5:9 And he called him. He entered and saluted the other.

5:10 Tobit then said to him: Brother, tell me the tribe you belong to and which family thou is.

5:11 He said to Tobit “Dost thou search for an entire family, a tribe or a hired person to accompany thy child?” Then Tobit said unto him, I’d like to know brother, your kin and name.

5:12 Then he stated, “I am Azarias, son of Ananias great, and my brothers.”

5:13 Tobit responded, “Thu art welcome brother,” as Tobit explained, “Be not angry with me for having inquired about thy tribe and family; for I have known Ananias, Jonathas, and sons from that great Samaias. We travelled together to Jerusalem to worship and offered the firstborn and the 10ths.

5:14 But tell me, what wage will I pay thee? I will be paid daily a drachm, plus all the necessary items, just like my own son.

5:15 And, moreover If you are in good health, I’ll add some to thy pay.

5:16 Then they were happy. Then said he to Tobias prepare yourself for the journey, and God will give you a pleasant journey. After his son had put together all of the necessary things and was ready, his father told him: Take thou along with him and God who is above, prosper your journey, the angels of God will be with you. They set out together, bringing the young man’s dog along.

5:17 But Anna her mother wept and she said to Tobit, Why did thou take our son away? Isn’t he our staff, coming in and out ahead of us?

5:18 Don’t get greedy and deposit money into the bank, but don’t allow that to happen to our children.

5:19 All that the Lord has provided us with to live with does not suffice.

5:20 Tobit told her “Take not a second thought, sis; he will return in safety and your eyes will see him.”

5:21 The angel of the Lord will be with him, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall be safe when he returns.

5:22 She stopped crying.

READ MORE –> https://icatholic.ph/the-book-of-tobit/