|When they had finished eating, they escorted Tobias in to her.||The demon expelled. Tob.8.1-3|
|As he went he remembered the words of Raphael, and he took the live ashes of incense and put the heart and liver of the fish upon them and made a smoke.|
|And when the demon smelled the odor he fled to the remotest parts of Egypt, and the angel bound him.|
|When the door was shut and the two were alone, Tobias got up from the bed and said, "Sister, get up, and let us pray that the Lord may have mercy upon us."||Tobias' prayer. Tob.8.4-9|
|And Tobias began to pray, |
and blessed be thy holy and glorious name for ever.
Let the heavens and all thy creatures bless thee.
|Thou madest Adam and gavest him Eve his wife as a helper and support. |
From them the race of mankind has sprung.
Thou didst say, `It is not good that the man should be alone;
let us make a helper for him like himself.'
|And now, O Lord, I am not taking this sister of mine because of lust, but with sincerity. Grant that I may find mercy and may grow old together with her."|
|And she said with him, "Amen."|
|Then they both went to sleep for the night. |
But Raguel arose and went and dug a grave,
|Anxious parents. Tob.8.9-15|
|with the thought, "Perhaps he too will die."|
|Then Raguel went into his house|
|and said to his wife Edna, "Send one of the maids to see whether he is alive; and if he is not, let us bury him without any one knowing about it."|
|So the maid opened the door and went in, and found them both asleep.|
|And she came out and told them that he was alive.|
|Then Raguel blessed God and said, |
Let thy saints and all thy creatures bless thee;
let all thy angels and thy chosen people bless thee for ever.
|Raguel's prayer. Tob.8.15-18|
|Blessed art thou, because thou hast made me glad. |
It has not happened to me as I expected;
but thou hast treated us according to thy great mercy.
|Blessed art thou, because thou hast had compassion on two only children. |
Show them mercy, O Lord;
and bring their lives to fulfilment in health and happiness and mercy."
|Then he ordered his servants to fill in the grave.|
|After this he gave a wedding feast for them which lasted fourteen days.||The wedding feast. Tob.8.19-21|
|And before the days of the feast were over, Raguel declared by oath to Tobias that he should not leave until the fourteen days of the wedding feast were ended,|
|that then he should take half of Raguel's property and return in safety to his father, and that the rest would be his "when my wife and I die."|
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