12 When the wedding feast was over, Tobit called his son Tobias and said to him,    Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don't forget to give him a bonus. 13 The angel said, 'I am Azarias, son of the great Ananias, one of your kinsmen.' Your eyes will see him on the day when he returns to you in good health. I did the same thing each time you buried the dead. 9 (B)Such generosity will save you from death and will wash away all your sins. Hearty welcome!”, 15 Then he added, “I will pay you a drachma a day as wages, as well as expenses for yourself and my son. As he started on his journey Tobias was met by the angel, Raphael, disguised as a man named, Azarias. Always remember to praise God. Do not feel bitter toward me, brother, because I wanted to be sure about your ancestry. A young man, Tobias, is captured walking arm in arm with Archangel Raphael, who strikes out owing to his wings and halo, while a small dog also accompanies them along their path. 5 Then Tobias answered his father Tobit, “I will do everything that you have commanded me, father; 2 but how can I obtain the money[a] from him, since he does not know me and I do not know him? The Old Testament. All rights reserved. It is better to give to the poor than to store up gold. Is he not the staff of our hand as he goes in and out before us? Will you tell me, brother?' 11 Tobit said, 'Brother, what family and what tribe do you belong to? 3 He brought me back home safe and sound; he went to get the money for me from Gabael; he rid my wife of a demon; and he cured your blindness. Bible (Catholic and Orthodox canons). I hear people but I cannot see them.” But the young man[h] said, “Take courage; the time is near for God to heal you; take courage.” Then Tobit said to him, “My son Tobias wishes to go to Media. 4 and the angel said, 'Catch the fish; do not let it go.' 15 (D)I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him. God sent the Archangel Raphael – the winged figure on the left of the scene – to accompany Tobias and his dog. Can you accompany him and guide him? Both names, Tobit and Tobias (sometimes written Tobiah), mean “Yahweh is my good.” Tobit was the son of Tobiel, which also means “Yahweh is my good.” He was a native of Thisbe in Naphtali. On the Way to Rages. Although still alive, I am among the dead. Don't be afraid; everything is all right. I[c] divided his in two; we each took one part, and I put one with the money. He well deserves that. Tobit and Tobias stood up, but they could no longer see him. Tobit specifically mentions both legs of the journey (there and back), and the mysterious dog appears each time the friends hit the road. 16 Tobit and Tobias were terrified and fell to the ground, trembling with fear. The Book of Tobit, also referred to as Tobias, believed to have been written early in the second century B.C., recounts the story of a man named Tobit and his family exiled to living in Nineveh shortly after the fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C. In it, a recently blinded Tobit, and a young woman Sarah plagued by the demon Asmodeus, are saved through God’s sending of the angel Raphael. How much of a bonus should I give him? 2 Tobias asked him,    Father, how much do you think I should pay him? Tobias catches an ugly but useful fish. Both journeyed along, and when the first night came, they camped beside the Tigris River. I will pay your wages, brother.” He answered, “I can go with him and I know all the roads, for I have often gone to Media and have crossed all its plains, and I am familiar with its mountains and all of its roads.”, 11 Then Tobit[i] said to him, “Brother, of what family are you and from what tribe? Tobias was the only child of a blind, holy man, named Tobit, and his wife, Anna. The subject of this painting comes from the apocryphal Book of Tobit, which tells the story of Tobit, an Israelite living in Assyrian Ninevah. 7 It's a good idea to keep a king's secret, but what God does should be told everywhere, so that he may be praised and honored. Tobit, raised by his paternal grandmother, Deborah, remains loyal to the worship of God at the temple in Jerusalem, refusing the cult of the golden calves that Jeroboam, king of the northern kingdom of Israel, s… Tobias of the tribe and city of Nephtali, (which is in the upper parts of Galilee above Naasson, beyond the way that leadeth to the west, having on the right hand the city of Sephet,) 2. Now I must go back to him who sent me. He went out and found the angel Raphael standing in front of him; but he did not perceive that he was an angel of God. van Amersfoort 1630. The Angel Raphael 12 When the wedding feast was over, Tobit called his son Tobias and said to him, Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don't forget to give him a bonus. 22 They began to sing hymns of praise, giving thanks for all the mighty deeds God had done while his angel Raphael had been with them. Used by permission. While still in Israel, Tobit … On his journey, the son Tobias meets Sarah, who is afflicted by a demon. You have earned it; have a safe journey home. Another coincidence that occurred in the first reading from the book of Tobit today is found in the last sentence of the last verse, At the same time that Tobit returned from the courtyard into his house, Sarah daughter of Raguel came down from her upper room”. It contains most excellent documents of great piety, extraordinary patience, and of a perfect resignation to the will of God. Tobit 12:15 Context. 12 (C)Tobit, when you and Sarah prayed to the Lord, I was the one who brought your prayers into his glorious presence. The book of Tobit tells the story of Tobit and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest. It turns out that you are a kinsman, and of good and noble lineage. 17 But Raphael said to them. We shall leave in good health and return to you in good health, because the way is safe.” 17 So Tobit[o] said to him, “Blessings be upon you, brother.”, Then he called his son and said to him, “Son, prepare supplies for the journey and set out with your brother. And now twenty years have passed since I left this money in trust. 13 On the day you got up from the table without eating your meal in order to bury that corpse, God sent me to test you. Let everyone know what God has done. 21 Then Raphael disappeared into the sky. Now I will reveal to you the full truth and keep nothing back. When he was made captive in the days of Salmanasar king of the Assyrians, even in his captivity, forsook not the way of truth, 3. 11 I have already told you that a king's secret ought to be kept, but the things God does should be told to everyone. It is not found in Protestant or Jewish biblical canons. So go with my son, 16 and[m] I will add something to your wages.” Raphael[n] answered, “I will go with him; so do not fear. By chapter 12, Tobias still thinks that the wise and mysterious stranger accompanying him on his journey is a man. 14 'Welcome and greetings, brother! 5 Tobias[e] said to him, “Where do you come from, young man?” “From your kindred, the Israelites,” he replied, “and I have come here to work.” Then Tobias[f] said to him, “Do you know the way to go to Media?” 6 “Yes,” he replied, “I have been there many times; I am acquainted with it and know all the roads. The boy mastered the fish and pulled it onto the bank. He was sent to remove the white film from Tobit's eyes, so that he could see again, and to arrange a marriage between Sarah and Tobit's son Tobias, who, as her cousin, had the right to marry her. New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. You have earned it; have a safe journey home. Their land allotment lay NW of the Sea of Galilee. Your kindred are good people; you come of good stock. Raphael returns with Tobias and Sarah, and cures Tobit's blindness 10.1—11.18 The angel Raphael reveals who he is 12.1–22 Tobit praises God and gives advice to Tobias 13.1—14.15 What evidence[b]am I to give him so … He replied, “Joyous greetings to you!” But Tobit retorted, “What joy is left for me any more? Tobiah’s Return Journey to Nineveh and the Healing of Tobit (10:1–11:18) Those who give to the poor will live full lives, 10 but those who live a life of sin and wickedness are their own worst enemies. 12 Now therefore, when thou didst pray, and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when thou didst bury the dead, I was with thee likewise. The Book of Tobias, as it is called in the Latin Vulgate, is also known in the Greek Septuagint as the Book of Tobit, and serves as part of the Historical Books in the Latin Vulgate and Greek Septuagint Bible. In the two Greek versions, the first two and a half chapters are written in the first person; in the Vulgate version, they are written in the third person. Tobit’s burying them is found out and he is condemned to death, but evades the authorities and lives, though under great hardship. Raphael is an angel, yes, but what angel accompanies him in accordance with Tobit's promised blessing? Also, I do not know the roads to Media, or how to get there.” 3 Then Tobit answered his son Tobias, “He gave me his bond and I gave him my bond. The Book of Tobit (or Book of Tobias in older Catholic Bibles) is a book of scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical canon, pronounced canonical by the Council of Carthage of 397 and confirmed for Roman Catholics by the Council of Trent (1546). Tobit said, 'I want to be quite sure whose son you are and what your name is.' The Book of Tobit describes how Raphael directs Tobias to use an ointment made from a fish to heal his father Tobit's blindness and how Raphael guides Tobias to scare away the demon that had been tormenting Sarah. CHAPTER 6. If you do good, no harm will come to you. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tobias and the Angel is the title given to paintings and other artworks depicting a scene in which Tobias, son of Tobit, meets an angel without realising he is an angel (Book of Tobit, 5.5-6) and is then instructed by the angel what to do with a giant fish he catches (Book of Tobit, 6.2-9), including: Don't be afraid; everything is all right. 8 (A)It is better to pray sincerely and to please God by helping the poor than to be rich and dishonest. Tell me, brother.” 12 He replied, “Why do you need to know my tribe?” But Tobit[j] said, “I want to be sure, brother, whose son you are and what your name is.” 13 He replied, “I am Azariah, the son of the great Hananiah, one of your relatives.” 14 Then Tobit said to him, “Welcome! Do not fear for them, my sister. God deputes an angel to deal with the situation. The dog qualifies. Tobias and the Angel, by Filippino Lippi. Tobit and Sarah both pray for death to end their suffering. It is one of the most delightful books of Hebrew Scripture, the Old Testament of our Bible. Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, Job 33:23; Job 33:24; Acts 10:4; Rev 8:3; Rev 8:4, GNT Good News Bible, Paper, Multi-Colored, Good News Translation Men's Bible a Devotional Bible for Men, French/English (GNT) New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs--imitation leather, blue. 2 Tobias asked him, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE), New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. The father is called Tobit – Τωβßτ in the Greek Septuagint and his son is named Tobias – Τωβßας. the angel said. This is a collection of ancient books that are separate from the bible as most of us know it, though the Apocrypha do appear in some versions of the Christian bible. For I knew Hananiah and Nathan,[k] the two sons of Shemeliah,[l] and they used to go with me to Jerusalem and worshiped with me there, and were not led astray. NRSV LIVE Bible for Teens, Catholic Edition, NRSV Catholic Edition Audio Bible: Ezra (Voice Only) [Download], NRSV Catholic Prayer Bible, Lectio Divina Edition, The Pentateuch: The NRSV Saint John's Bible - Slightly Imperfect, NRSV Catholic Edition Audio Bible: Zechariah & Malachi (Voice Only) [Download], The Catholic Family Bible, (RSV) Ivory Hardcover - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles. Raphael was also ordered to expel the demon Asmodeus from Sarah. 5 The angel said, 'Cut it open; take out gall, heart and liver; set these aside and throw the entrails away, for gall and heart and liver have curative properties.'. The Angel Raphael 5 Then Tobias answered his father Tobit, “I will do everything that you have commanded me, father; 2 but how can I obtain the money[a]from him, since he does not know me and I do not know him? It is a journey of two days from Ecbatana to Rages; for it lies in a mountainous area, while Ecbatana is in the middle of the plain.” 7 Then Tobias said to him, “Wait for me, young man, until I go in and tell my father; for I do need you to travel with me, and I will pay you your wages.” 8 He replied, “All right, I will wait; but do not take too long.”, 9 So Tobias[g] went in to tell his father Tobit and said to him, “I have just found a man who is one of our own Israelite kindred!” He replied, “Call the man in, my son, so that I may learn about his family and to what tribe he belongs, and whether he is trustworthy enough to go with you.”, 10 Then Tobias went out and called him, and said, “Young man, my father is calling for you.” So he went in to him, and Tobit greeted him first. The Book of Tobias, as it is called in the Latin Vulgate Bible, is also known as the Book of Tobit. So sing God's praises as long as you live. Tobit suffered from blindness and poverty. Say no more! Tobit sent his young son Tobias on an errand to a distant land to collect monies that were owed to him. I have often traveled to Media, and would stay with our kinsman Gabael who lives in Rages of Media. Sign up here! Always remember to praise God. 19 Do not heap money upon money, but let it be a ransom for our child. The first reading from the book of Tobit and the Gospel both tell us about seven husbands today. 13 And when thou didst not delay to rise up, and leave thy dinner, to go and cover the dead, thy good deed was not hid from me: but I was with thee. The scene represents the story of Tobias and the angel Raphael; main characters featured in the apocryphal book of Tobit. When Tobit (aka Tobias, the father) asks the archangel for his name and family of origin, St. Raphael states, I am Azarias the son of the great Ananias. Father, how much do you think I should pay him? This could seem to be a lie, since he is an angel and not a man, nor is he the son of any man. 20 For the life that is given to us by the Lord is enough for us.” 21 Tobit[q] said to her, “Do not worry; our child will leave in good health and return to us in good health. So now, my son, find yourself a trustworthy man to go with you, and we will pay him wages until you return. THE BOOK OF TOBIAS This Book takes its name from the holy man Tobias, whose wonderful virtues are herein recorded. Tobit then said to him, “Have a safe journey.”, 18 But his mother[p] began to weep, and said to Tobit, “Why is it that you have sent my child away? 20 While you are on this earth, you must praise the Lord God and give him thanks. 19 When you thought you saw me eating, I did not really eat anything; it only seemed so. I wouldn't mind giving him half of everything we brought back with us. Tobit, morosely anticipating death, offers sagely advice to his son Tobias. It’s a great story on the ancient theme of The Grateful Dead. May God in heaven bring you safely there and return you in good health to me; and may his angel, my son, accompany you both for your safety.”, Before he went out to start his journey, he kissed his father and mother. 2 When the young man left home, accompanied by the angel, the dog followed Tobiah out and went along with them. 4 Tobit answered,    Give him half of what he helped you bring back. What evidence[b] am I to give him so that he will recognize and trust me, and give me the money? In-depth The blind old man Tobit, a merchant and devout Jew, sent his son, Tobias, on a long journey to collect a debt. 17 and sent his angel Raphael to help them. Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don't forget to give him a bonus. God hears his plight and his prayer and sends the angel Raphael to deliver him; and also to be guardian for his son Tobias as they travel on a mission. The Book of Tobit Chapter 1. This book tells the story of Tobit, a righteous Israelite of the tribe of Naphtali, living in Nineveh after Sargon II had deported the northern tribes of Israel to Assyria in 721 B.C. Tobias and the Angel borrows from the apocryphal Book of Tobit. I wouldn't mind giving him half of everything we brought back with us. * 3 When the young man went down to wash his feet in the Tigris River, a large fish leaped out of the water and tried to swallow his foot. 14 But he also sent me to cure you and to rescue your daughter-in-law, Sarah, from her troubles. Through a series of events, Tobit goes blind and sends his son on a journey accompanied by the angel Raphael disguised as a human. Tobias and the Angel is a story from the Book of Tobit, which is comes from a part of the Old Testament known as 'The Apocrypha'. The Book of Tobit (Tobias). Write down everything that has happened to you. Everything the angel predicts happens: Tobias marries Sarah, who is freed from demonic influence; the angel collects the money in Rages and returns with the young married couple to Nineveh, where Tobit miraculously recovers his sight. Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Good News Translation (GNT). The prayer is also for an angelic companion for both Tobias and Raphael. God save you, brother. The angel Raphael, diguised as Azariah, offers his services for Tobias' journey and they set forth (with Tobias' dog). What a coincidence. 6 The boy cut the fish open and took out gall and heart and liver. Tobit, also called The Book Of Tobias, apocryphal work (noncanonical for Jews and Protestants) that found its way into the Roman Catholic canon via the Septuagint. 6 Then Raphael called the two men aside and said to them, Praise God and tell everyone about the good things he has done for you, so that they too will honor him and sing his praises. After the division of … Here is half of what you helped me bring back. 22 For a good angel will accompany him; his journey will be successful, and he will come back in good health.”. Give him half of what he helped you bring back. I am a man without eyesight; I cannot see the light of heaven, but I lie in darkness like the dead who no longer see the light. 1. Tobias and the Angel Curing Tobit of Blindness Simon Henrixz. 18 He wanted me to come and help you; I did not come on my own. He well deserves that. The Book of Tobit is set among oppressed Jews within a hostile culture and under a government hostile to their religious law. 12 'What does my tribe matter to you?' Never stop praising him. 5 Tobias then called Raphael and said to him,    Here is half of what you helped me bring back. 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