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Apocerstis. . that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall 2 Then said Raguel to Edna his wife How be healed.
like is this young man to Tobit my cousia! 9 And when they were come near to Rages, 3 And Raguel asked them, from whence
10 The angel said to the young man, are ye, brethren ? To whom they said, We Brother, to-day we shall lodge with Raguel, are of the sons of Nephthali, which are capwho is thy cousin ; he also hath one only tives in Nineve. daughter, named Sara ; I will speak for her, 4 Then he said to them, Do ye know Tothat she may be given thee for a wife. bit our kinsman? And they said, We know
11 For io thee doth the right of her ap- him. Then said he, Is he in good health? pertain, seeing thou only art of her kindred. 5 And they said, He is both alive and in good
12 And the maid is fair and wise : now health : and Tobias said, He is my father. therefore hear me, and I will speak to her 6 Then Raguel leaped up, and kissed him, father; and when we return from Rages we and wept, will celebrate the marriage : for I know that 7 And blessed him, and said unto him. Thou Raguel cannot marry her to another accord- art the son of an honest and good man : but ing to the law of Moses, but he shall be guil- when he had heard that Tobit was blind, he ty of death, because the right of inheritance was sorrowful, and wept. doth rather appertain to thee than to any 8 And likewise Edna his wife and Sara his other.
daughter wept. Moreover, they entertained 13 Then the young man answered the an- them cheerfully; and after that they had killgel, I have heard, brother Azarias, that this led a ram of the flock, they set store of meat maid hath been given to seven men, who all on the table. Then said Tobias to Raphael, died in the marriage chamber.
Brother Azarias, speak of those things of 14 And now I am the only son of my fa- which thou didst talk in the way, and let this ther, and I am afraid, lest, if I go in unto her, business be dispatched. I die, as the other before: for a wicked spirit 9 So he communicated the matter with loveth her, which hurteth no body, but those Raguel: and Raguel said to Tobias, Eat and which come unto her: wherefore I also fear drink, and make merry : lest I die, and bring my father's and my 10 For it is meet that thou shouldest mar. mother's life, because of me, to the grave with ry my daughter : nevertheless, I will declare sorrow: for they have no other son to bury unto thee the truth. them.
11 I have given my daughter in marriage 15 Then the angel said unto him, Dost to seven men, who died that night they came thou not remember the precepts which thy in unto her : nevertheless for the present be father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a merry. But Tobias said, I will eat nothing wife of thine own kindred ? wherefore hear here, till we agree and swear one to another. me, O my brother ; for she shall be given thee 12 | Raguel said, Then take her from to wife ; and make thou no reckoning of the benceforth according to the manner, for thou evil spirit; for this same night shall she be art her cousin, and she is thine, and the mergiven thee in marriage.
ciful God give you good success in all things. 16 9 And when thou shalt come into the 13 'Then he called his daughter Sara, and marriage chamber, thou shalt take the ashes she came to her father, and he took her by of perfume, and shalt lay upon them some of the hand, and gave her to be wife to Tobias, the heart and liver of the fish, and shalt make | saying, Behold, take her after the law of a smoke with it:
Moses, and lead her away to thy father. And 17 And the devil shall smell it, and flee he blessed them ; away, and never come again any more : but 14 And called Edna his wife, and took when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of paper, and did write an instrument of covenants, you, and pray to God which is merciful, who and sealed it. will have pity on you, and save you : fear not, 15 Then they began to eat. for she is appointed unto thee from the begin. 16 After Raguel called his wife Edna, and ning ; and thou shalt preserve her, and she said unto her, Sister, prepare another chamshall with thee. Moreover I suppose that ber, and bring her in thither. she shall bear thee children. Now when 17 ? Which when she had done as he had Tobias had heard these things, he loved her,bidden her, she brought her thither: and and his heart was effectually joined to her. she wept, and she received the tears of her CHAP. VII.
daughter, and said unto her, 12 Raguel giveth Tobias his daughter in marriage : 18 ( Be of good comfort, my daughter ;
17 she is conveyed to her chamber, and weepeth : the Lord of heaven and earth give thee joy 18 ber mother comforteth ber.
for this thy sorrow : be of good comfort, my they came to the house of Raguel, and
CHAP. VIII. Sara met them; and after they had saluted 3 Tobias driveth the wicked spirit away : 4 be one another, she brought them into the house. and bis wife rise up to pray.
A Tobias in unto her.
Apocrypba. ND when they had supped, they brought || goods, and go in safety to his father ; and
should have the rest when I and my wife be 2 And as he went he remembered the dead. words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the
CHAP. IX. perfumes, and put the heart and the liver of i Tobias sendeth the angel unto Gabael for the the fish thereupon,and made a smoke therewith. money : 6 the angel bringetb it, and Gabael to 3 f The which smell when the evil spirit
the wedding had smelled, he fled into the utmost parts of THEN Tobias called Raphael, and said Egypt, and the angel bound him.
unto him, 4 ( And after that they were both shut in 2 Brother Azarias, take with thee a sertogether, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said,vant, and iwo camels, and go to Rages of Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would | Media, to Gabael, and bring me the money, have pity on us.
and bring him to the wedding. 5 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art 3 For Raguel hath sworn that I shall not thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy || depart. holy and glorious name for ever ; let the 4 But my father counteth the days ; and if heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures. I tarry long, he will be very sorry.
6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve 5 So Raphael went out, and lodged with his wife for an helper and stay : of them came Gabael, and gave him the hand-writing : who mankind : thou hast said, It is not good that brought forth bags which were sealed up, and man should be alone ; let us inake unto him
gave them to him. an aid like unto himself.
6 And early in the morning they went 7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my forth
both together, and came to the wedding: sister for lust, but uprightly: therefore merci- and Tobias blessed his wife. fully ordain that we may become aged to
CHAP. X. gether.
1 Tobit and bis wife long for their son : 7 sbe 8 And she said with him, Amen.
will not be comforted by her husband. 9 So they slept both that night. And row Tobit his father counted every day: Raguel arose, and went and made a grave, and when the days of the journey were
10 Saying, I fear lest he also be dead. expired, and they came not,
11 But when Raguel was come into his 2 Then Tobit said, Are they detained ? or house,
is Gabael dead, and there is no man to give 12 He said unto his wife Edna, Send one hin the money! of the maids, and let her see whether he be 3 Therefore he was very sorry. aliye: if be be not, that we may bury him, 4 Then his wife said unto him, My son is and no man know it.
dead, seeing he stayeth long; and she began 13 So the maid opened the door, and to bewail him, and said, went in, and found them both asleep,
5 Now I care for nothing, my son, since I bave 14 And came forth, and told them that he let thee go, the light of mine eyes. was alive.
6 To whom Tobit said, Hold thy peace, 15 Then Raguel praised God, and said, o take no care, for he is safe. God, thou art worthy to be praised with all 7 But she said, Hold thy peace, and depure and holy praise; therefore let thy saints ceive me not; my son is dead. And she went praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all out every day into the way which they went, thine angels and thine elect praise thee for and did eat no meat on the day time, and
ceased not whole nights to bewail her son 16 Thou art to be praised, for thou hast Tobias, until the fourteen days of the wedmade ine joyful ; and that is not come to me ding were expired, which Raguel had sworn which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with that he should spend there. Then Tobias us according to thy great mercy.
said to Raguel, Let me go, for my father and 17 Thou art to be praised, because thou my mother look no more to see me. hast had mercy of two that were the only-be- 8 But his father in law said unto him, Targotten children of their fathers : grant them ry with me, and I will send to thy father, and mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health they shall declare unto him how things go with joy and mercy,
with thee. 18 Then Raguel bade his servants to fill 9 But Tobias said, No; but let me go to
19 And he kept the wedding-feast four- 10 Then Raguel arose, and gave him Sara teen days.
his wife, and half his goods, servants, and 20 For before the days of the marriage cattle, and money: were finished, Raguel had said unto him by 11 And he blessed them, and sent them an oath, that he should not depart till the away, saying, The God of heaven give you a fourteen days of the marriage were expired ; || prosperous journey, my children.
21 And then he should take the half of his 12 And he said to his daughter, Honour
til they THE
Apocrypba. thy father, and thy mother in law, which are 17 ( But Tobit gave thanks before them, now thy parents, that I may hear good report because God had mercy on him. And when of thee. And le kissed her. Edna also said be came near to Sara his daughter in law, he to Tobias, The Lord of heaven restore thee, blessed her, saying, 'Thou art welcome, daughmy dear brother, and grant that I may see ter: God be blessed, which hath brought thee thy children of my daughter Sara before I unto us, and blessed be thy father and thy die, that I may rejoice before the Lord : be- mother. And there was joy among all his hold, I commit my daughter unto thee of brethren which were at Nineve. special trust; wherefore do not entreat her 18 And Achiacharus, and Nasbas his brothevil.
er's son, came : CHAP. XI.
19 And Tobias's wedding was kept seven 6 Tobias's mother spietb ber son coming : 17 bis days with great joy. father welcometh his daughter in law.
CHAP. XII. FTER these things Tobias went his way, 5 Tobit offereth half to the angel for bis kirdness,
6 but be calletb them both aside, and exborttb prosperous journey, and blessed Raguel and tbem, 15 and telleth them that he was an angel. Edna his wife, and went on his way
'HEN Tobit called his son Tobias, and drew near unto Nineve.
said unto him, My son, see that the man 2 Then Raphael said to Tobias, Thou have his wages, which went with thee, and knowest, brother, how thou didst leave thy thou must give him more. father :
2 And Tobias said unto him, O father, it 3 Let us haste before thy wife, and pre- is no harm to me to give him half of those pare the house.
things which I have brought : 4 And take in thine hand the gall of the 3 For he hath brought me again to thee in fish. So they went their way, and the dog safety, and made whoic my wife, and brought went after them.
me the money, and likewise healed thee. 5 Now anna sat looking about toward 4 Then the old man said, It is due unto the way for her son.
him. 6 And when she espied him coming, she 5 So he called the angel, and he said said to his father, Behold, thy son cometh, unto him, Take half of all that ye have and the man that went with him.
brought, and go away in safety. 7 Then said Raphael, I know, Tobias, that 6. Then he took them both apart, and thy father will open his eyes.
said unto them, Bless God, praise him, and 8 Therefore anoint thou his eyes with the magnify him, and praise him for the things gall, and being pricked therewith, he shall | which he hath done unto you in the sight rub, and tie wiiteness shall fall away, and of all that live. It is good to praise God, and he shall see thee.
exalt his name, and honourably to shew forth 9 Then Anna ran forth, and fell upon the the works of God; therefore be not slack to neck of her son, and said unto him, Seeing I praise him. have seen thee, my son, from henceforth I am 7 It is good to keep close the secret of a content to die. And they wept both. king, but it is honourable to reveal the works
10 Tobit also went forth toward the door, of God. Do that which is good, and no evil and stumbled : but his son ran unto him,
11 rind took hold of his father: and he 8 Prayer is good with fasting and alms strake of the gall on his father's eyes, saying, and righieousness. A little with righteousBe of good hope, my father.
ness is better than much with unrighteous. 12 And when his eyes began to smart, he ness. It is better to give alms than to lay up rubbed them ;
gold : 13 And the whiteness pilled away from 9 For alms doth deliver from death, and the corners of his eyes : and when he saw his shall purge away all sin. Those that exerson, he fell upon his neck.
cise alms and righteousness shall be filled 14 And he wept, and said, Blessed art thou, with life : O God, and blessed is thy name for ever; and 10 But they that sin are enemies to their blessed are all thine holy angels :
own life. 15 For thou hast scourged, and hast taken n Surely I will keep close nothing from pity on me: for behold, I see my son Tobias. you. For I said, It was good to keep close And his son went in rejoicing, and told his the secret of a king, but that it was honourfather the great things that had happened to able to reveal the works of God. him in Media.
12 Now therefore, when thou didst pray, 16 Then Tobit went out to meet his daugh and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the ter in law at the gate of Nineve, rejoicing, remembrance of your prayers before the Holy and praising God: and they which saw him One : and when thou didst bury the dead, I go marvelled, because he had received his was with thee likewise. sight.
13 And when thou didst not delay to rise
shall touch you.
Apocrypha up, and leave thy dinner, to go and cover thee for thy children's works, and will have the dead, thy good deed was not hid from mercy again on the sons of the righteous. me : but I was with thee.
10 Give praise to the Lord, for be is good: 14 And now God hath sent me to heal and praise the everlasting King, that his tabthee and Sara thy daughter in law.
ernacle may be builded in thee again with 15 I I am Raphael, one of the seven holy joy, and let him make joyful there in thee angels, which present the prayers of the saints, || those that are captives, and love in thee for and which go in and out before the glory of ever those that are miserable. the Holy One.
11 Many nations shall come from far to 16 Then they were both troubled, and fell the name of the Lord God with gifts in their upon their faces : for they feared.
hands, even gifts to the King of heaven; all 17 But he said unto them, Fear not, for it generations shall praise thee with great joy. shall go well with you ; praise God therefore. 12 Cursed are all they which hate thee, and
18 For not of any favour of mine, but by || blessed shall all be which love thee for ever. the will of our God I came ; wherefore praise 13 Rejoice and be glad for the children of him for ever.
the just : for they shall be gathered together, 19 All these days I did appear unto you ; || and shall bless the Lord of the just. but I did neither eat nor drink, but ye did see
14 O blessed are they which love thee, for a vision.
they shall rejoice in thy peace : blessed are 20 Now therefore give God thanks : for they which have been sorrowful for all thy go up to him that sent me; but write all things scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when which are done in a book.
they have seen all thy glory, and shall be glad 21 And when they arose, they saw him no
for ever. more.
15 Let my soul bless God the great King. 22 Then they confessed the great and 16 For Jerusalem shall be built up with wonderful works of God, and how the ange! | sapphires, and emeralds, and precious s'one : of the Lord had appeared unto them. thy walls, and towers, and battlements, with CHAP. XIII.
pure gold. The thanksgiving unto God, which Tobit wrote. 17 And the streets of Jerusalem shall be "HEN Tobit wrote a prayer of rejoicing, paved with beryl, and carbuncle, and stones
and said, Blessed be God that liveth for of Ophir. ever, and blessed be his kingdom.
18 And all her streets shall say, Alleluia; 2 For he doth scourge, and hath mercy : and they shall praise him, saying, Blessed be he leadeth down to hell, and bringeth up God, which hath extoiled it for ever. again : neither is there any that can avoid his
CHAP. XIV. hand.
3 Tobit giveth instructions to bis son: 11 be and 3 Confess him before the Gentiles, ye chil- bis wife die. 14 Tobias dieth at Ecbatane, after dren of Israel : for he hath scattered us among be bad beard of the destruction of Nineve. them.
Tobit made an end of praising God. him before all the living : for he is our Lord, when he lost his sight, which was restored to and he is the God our Father for ever. him after eight years: and he gave alms, and
5 And he will scourge us for our iniqui- he increased in the fear of the Lord God, and ties, and will have mercy again, and will gath- praised him. er us out of all nations, among whom he hath 3 [ And when he was very aged, he called scattered us.
his son, and the six sons of his son, and said 6 If ye turn to him with your whole heart, to him, My son, take thy children; for beand with your whole mind, and deal upright- || hold, I am aged, and am ready to depart out ly before him, then will he turn unto you, of this life. and will not hide his face from you. There- 4 Go into Media, my son, for I surely before see what he will do with you, and confess lieve those things which Jonas the prophet him with your whole mouth, and praise the | spake of Nineve, that it shall be overcrown; Lord of might, and extol the everlasting King and that for a time peace shall rather be in In the land of my captivity do I praise him, Media ; and that our brethren sbali lie scatand declare his might and majesty to a sinfultered in the earth from that good land : and nation. O ye sinners, turn and do justice | Jerusalem shall be desolate, and the house of before him: who can tell if he will accept | God in it shall be burned, and shall be desoyou, and have mercy on you?
late for a time; 7 I will extol my God, and my soul shall 5 And that again God will have mercy on praise the King of heaven, and shall rejoice them, and bring them again into the land, in his greatness.
where they shall build a temple, but not like 8 Let all men speak, and let all praise him to the firsi, until the time of that age be fulfor bis rightcousness.
filled ; and afterward they shall return from 9 0 Jerusalem, the holy city, he will scourge | all places of their captivity, and build up Je
en There declare his greatness, and extol. SO TAnd he was eight and living cars old
Apocrypba. yusalem gloriously, and the house of God || gave alms, and escaped the snares of death shall be built in it for ever with a glorious which they had set for him : but Aman fell building, as the prophets have spoken thereof.. into the snare, and perished.
6 And all nations shall turn, nd fear the 11 Wherefore now, my son, consider Lord God truly, and shall bury their idols. what alms doeth, and how righteousness
7 So shall all nations praise the Lord, and doth deliver. When he had said these things, his people shall confess God, and the Lord he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an shall exalt his people; and all those which hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he love the Lord God in truth and justice shall buried him honourably. rejoice, shewing mercy to our brethren. 12 And when Anna his mother was dead,
8 And now, my son, depart out of Nin- he buried her with his father. But Tobias eve, because that those things which the departed with his wife and children to Ecprophet Jonas spake shall surely come to pass: batane, to Raguel his father in law,
9 But keep thou the law and the com- 13 Where he became old with honour, mandments, and shew thyself merciful and and he buried his father and mother in law just, that it may go well with thee.
honourably, and he inherited their substance, 10 And bury me decently, and thy mother and his father Tobit's. with me; but tarry no longer at Nineve. 14 And he died at Ecbatane in Media, be. Remember, my son, how Aman handled ing an hundred and seven and twenty years Achiacharus that brought him up, how out old. of light he brought him into darkness, and 15 But before he died he heard of the dehow he rewarded him again : yet Achiacha-struction of Nineve, which was taken by rus was saved, but the other had his reward : Nabuchodonosor and Assuerus : and before for he went down into darkness. Manasses || his death he rejoiced over Nineve.
7 Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Ase 1 Arpbaxad fortifictb Echatane. 5 Nabucho-syrians sent unto all that dwelt in Persia, and
dowosor maketh war against him, and calleth the to all that dwelt westward, and to those that nations to bis aid: 1 tbey slight his message ; dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, be threateneth tbem : 13 he defeateth and killeth and Antilibanus, and to all that dwelt upon Arphaxad, and returneth to Nineve,
the sea coast, IN
the twelfth year of the reign of Na. 8 And to those among the nations that
buchodonosor, who reigned in Nineve, the were of Carmel, and Galaad, and the highgreat city; in the days of Arphaxad, which er Galilee, and the great plain of Esdrelom, reigned over the Medes in Ecbatane,
9 And to all that were in Samaria and the 2 And built in Ecbatane walls round citics thereof, and beyond Jordan unto JeruBbout of stones hewn three cubits broad and salem, and Betane, and Chellus, and Kades, six cubits long, and made the height of the and the river of Egypt, and Taphnes, and wall seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof Ramesse, and all the land of Gesem, fifty cubits :
10 Until ye come beyond Tanis and 3 And set the towers thercof upon the Memphis, and to all the inhabitants of Egates of it, an hundred cubits bigh, and the gypt, until ye come to the borders of Ethiobreadth thereof in the foundation threescore li pia. cubits :
11 But all the inhabitants of the land 4 And he made the gates thereof, even made light of the commandment of Nabu. gates that were raised to the height of seven- chodonosor king of the Assyrians, neither ty cubits, and the breadth of them was forty went they with him to the battle ; for they cubits, for the going forth of his mighty ar- were not afraid of him : yea, he was before mies, and for the setting in array of his foot- them as one man, and they sent away his
ambassadors from them without effect, and 5 © Even in those days king Nabuchodon with disgrace. osor made war with king Arphaxad in the 12 Therefore Nabuchodonosor was very great plain, which is the plain in the borders angry with all this country, and sware by his of Ragau.
throne and kingdom, that he would surely 6 And there came unto him all they that be avenged upon all those coasts of Cilicia, dwelt in the hill country, and all that dwelt | and Damascus, and Syria, and that he would by Euphrates, and Tigris, and Hydaspe, 1 slay with the sword all the inhabitants of and the plain of Arioch the king of the the land of Moab, and the children of AmElymeans, and very many nations of the mon, and all Judea, and all that were in E. sons of Chelod, assembled themselves to the gypt, till ye come to the borders of the two battle.