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Chapter 7

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1Now when they c Gk He entered Ecbatana, Tobias a Other authorities read He said to him, “Brother Azariah, take me straight to our brother Raguel.” So he took him to Raguel's house, where they found him sitting beside the courtyard door. They greeted him first, and he replied, “Joyous greetings, brothers; welcome and good health!” Then he brought them into his house. 2He said to his wife Edna, “How much the young man resembles my kinsman Tobit!” 3Then Edna questioned them, saying, “Where are you from, brothers?” They answered, “We belong to the descendants of Naphtali who are exiles in Nineveh.” 4She said to them, “Do you know our kinsman Tobit?” And they replied, “Yes, we know him.” Then she asked them, “Is he d Gk he in good health?” 5They replied, “He is alive and in good health.” And Tobias added, “He is my father!” 6At that Raguel jumped up and kissed him and wept. 7He also spoke to him as follows, “Blessings on you, my child, son of a good and noble father! a Gk he O most miserable of calamities that such an upright and beneficent man has become blind!” He then embraced his kinsman Tobias and wept. 8His wife Edna also wept for him, and their daughter Sarah likewise wept. 9Then Raguel b Other ancient authorities read Jathan or Nathaniah slaughtered a ram from the flock and received them very warmly. When they had bathed and washed themselves and had reclined to dine, Tobias said to Raphael, “Brother Azariah, ask Raguel to give me my kinswoman c Other ancient authorities read Shemaiah Sarah.” 10But Raguel overheard it and said to the lad, “Eat and drink, and be merry tonight. For no one except you, brother, has the right to marry my daughter Sarah. Likewise I am not at liberty to give her to any other man than yourself, because you are my nearest relative. But let me explain to you the true situation more fully, my child. 11I have given her to seven men of our kinsmen, and all died on the night when they went in to her. But now, my child, eat and drink, and the Lord will act on behalf of you both.” But Tobias said, “I will neither eat nor drink anything until you settle the things that pertain to me.” So Raguel said, “I will do so. She is given to you in accordance with the decree in the book of Moses, and it has been decreed from heaven that she be given to you. Take your kinswoman; c Other ancient authorities read Shemaiah from now on you are her brother and she is your sister. She is given to you from today and forever. May the Lord of heaven, my child, guide and prosper you both this night and grant you mercy and peace.” 12Then Raguel summoned his daughter Sarah. When she came to him he took her by the hand and gave her to Tobias, d Other ancient authorities add when you return safely saying, “Take her to be your wife in accordance with the law and decree written in the book of Moses. Take her and bring her safely to your father. And may the God of heaven prosper your journey with his peace.” 13Then he called her mother and told her to bring writing material; and he wrote out a copy of a marriage contract, to the effect that he gave her to him as wife according to the decree of the law of Moses. 14Then they began to eat and drink.

15Raguel called his wife Edna and said to her, “Sister, get the other room ready, and take her there.” 16So she went and made the bed in the room as he had told her, and brought Sarah e Gk He there. She wept for her daughter. e Gk He Then, wiping away the tears, f Other ancient authorities add Anna she said to her, “Take courage, my daughter; the Lord of heaven grant you joy g Gk He in place of your sorrow. Take courage, my daughter.” Then she went out.

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c Other authorities read He

e Gk He

f Gk he

a Gk he

b Other ancient authorities read Jathan or Nathaniah

c Other ancient authorities read Shemaiah

d Other ancient authorities add when you return safely

e Gk He

f Other ancient authorities add Anna

a Gk He

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