The story shows that living by faith is a journey full of hardship and challenges. 7 Then Tobias asked the angel, and said to him: I beseech thee, brother Azarias, tell me what remedies are these things good for, which thou hast bid me keep of the fish? 22 But when it was told the king, he commanded him to be slain, and took away all his substance. 20 Happy shall I be if there shall remain of my seed, to see the glory of Jerusalem. Raphael intervenes and dispatches the demon, allowing Tobias and Sarah … 17 And the angel said to them: Peace be to you, fear not. 8 And when he was come into Raguel's house he found Tobias sitting at the table: and he leaped up, and they kissed each other: and Gabelus wept, and blessed God, 1 And as they were returning they came to Charan, which is in the midway to Ninive, the eleventh day. 6 The destruction of Ninive is at hand: for the word of the Lord must be fulfilled: and our brethren, that are scattered abroad from the land of Israel, shall return to it. 10 And his father that was blind, rising up, began to run stumbling with his feet: and giving a servant his hand, went to meet his son. The Book of Tobit is recognized as Deuterocanonical Scripture by the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Russian Orthodox Churches. Describing Tobit as historical fiction is a common way for modern Catholics to defend the canonicity of Tobit against Protestant naysayers. 8 But Raguel said to his son in law: Stay here, and I will send a messenger to Tobias thy father, that thou art in health. 16 And when he was come to Rages a city of the Medes, and had ten talents of silver of that with which he had been honoured by the king: 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. His son Esarhaddon succeeded. 14 But continued immoveable in the fear of God, giving thanks to God all the days of his life. There, together with his wife, Anna, and his son Tobias, he gave alms to the needy, and buried the outcast bodies of the slain, keeping himself pure, … 20 And she said to her: Be of good cheer, my daughter: the Lord of heaven give thee joy for the trouble thou hast undergone. 7 And Raphael said to Tobias: As soon as thou shalt come into thy house, forthwith adore the Lord thy God: and giving thanks to him, go to thy father, and kiss him. Even though the setting takes place in the eighth century BC, it is thought the book was written after the time of Ezra, and thus it was not included in the shorter Hebrew Canon. 23 Blessed be the Lord, who hath exalted it, and may he reign over it for ever and ever, Amen. Table of Contents and Outline of the Story . It was written originally during the Babylonian Exile, … Tobit 1 Good News Translation (GNT). My father was Tobiel, my grandfather was Ananiel, and my great-grandfather was Aduel. Based on fragments of this writing found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the likely origin of the Book of Tobit … So I stole their bodies to bury them; Sennacherib looked for them and could not find them. The recent translations of the book of Tobit are based, as I mentioned above, on GII, and these make a serious effort to reconstruct or correct the defective text of Sinaiticus on the basis of Greek witnesses, whenever possible, and also on the basis of the critically essential Old Latin witnesses. 4 And taking it up carried it privately to his house, that after the sun was down, he might bury him cautiously. At these words she went into an upper chamber of her house: and for three days and three nights did neither eat nor drink: Tobit is one of the deuterocanonical books which means it is included in the Catholic canon, but some Christians dispute its canonicity.