0 SAB Tobias 8

And the gall is good for anointing the eyes, in which there is a white speck, and they shall be cured. 6:9

Trivia: What happened to the seven husbands of Sara, the daughter of Raguel, when they had sex with her?



Raphael ties up the devil in Egypt 

1 And after they had supped, they brought in the young man to her.

So they brought Tobias to her.

2 And Tobias remembering the angel's word, took out of his bag part of the liver, and laid it upon burning coals.

Tobias took out his bag with the liver, and laid it on the coals.

3Then the angel Raphael took the devil, and bound him in the desert of upper Egypt.

The angel Raphael took the devil to Egypt and tied him up there.

Tobias prays, saying "I didn't marry Sara for lust."

4 Then Tobias exhorted the virgin, and said to her: Sara, arise, and let us pray to God today, and tomorrow, and the next day: because for these three nights we are joined to God: and when the third night is over, we will be in our own wedlock.

Tobias said to the virgin Sara, [1]

Let's pray for two days, and on the third night we'll be married.

5 For we are the children of saints, and we must not be joined together like heathens that know not God.

6 So they both arose, and prayed earnestly both together that health might be given them,

7 And Tobias said: Lord God of our father, may the heavens and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains, and the rivers, and all thy creatures that are in them, bless thee.

Tobias prayed, saying,

8 Thou madest Adam of the slime of the earth, and gavest him Eve for a helper.

9 And now, Lord, thou knowest, that not for fleshly lust do I take my sister to wife, but only for the love of posterity, in which thy name may be blessed for ever and ever.

I didn't marry my sister for lust, but to have children.

10 Sara also said: Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, and let us grow old both together in health.

Raguel digs a grave for Tobias (just in case)

11 And it came to pass about the cockcrowing, Raguel ordered his servants to be called for, and they went with him together to dig a grave.

Then Raguel ordered his servants to dig a grave.

12 For he said: Lest perhaps it may have happened to him, in like manner as it did to the other seven husbands, that went in unto her.

Just in case the same thing happened to Tobias as happened to Sara's other three husbands when they had sex with her. [2]

13 And when they had prepared the pit, Raguel went back to his wife, and said to her:

Raguel said to his wife,

14Send one of thy maids, and let her see if he be dead, that I may bury him before it be day.

Send one of the maids to see if he's dead, so I can bury him while there's still daylight.

15So she sent one of her maidservants, who went into the chamber, and found them safe and sound, sleeping both together.

The maid wen to the room and found them both safely sleeping together.

16 And returning she brought the good news: and Raguel and Anna his wife blessed the Lord,

She told Raguel and Anna, and they said to God,

17 And said: We bless thee, O Lord God of Israel, because it hath not happened as we suspected.

Thank you God. We thought Tobias would be dead by now.

18 For thou hast shewn thy mercy to us, and hast shut out from us the enemy that persecuted us.

19 And thou hast taken pity upon two only children. Make them, O Lord, bless thee more fully: and to offer up to thee a sacrifice of thy praise, and of their health, that all nations may know, that thou alone art God in all the earth.

20And immediately Raguel commanded his servants, to fill up the pit they had made, before it was day.

And Raguel told his servants to cover up the grave that they had dug.

21 And he spoke to his wife to make ready a feast, and prepare all kind of provisions that are necessary for such as go a journey.

22 He caused also two fat kine, and four wethers to be killed, and a banquet to be prepared for all his neighbours, and all his friends.

23 And Raguel adjured Tobias, to abide with him two weeks.

24 And of all things which Raguel possessed, he gave one half to Tobias, and made him a writing, that the half that remained should after their decease come also to Tobias.

Raguel gave Tobias half of everything he owned, and promised to give him the other half after he died.


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