1 Tobias then answered and said, Father, I will do all things which thou hast commanded me: 2 But how can I receive the money, seeing I know him not? 3 Then he gave him the handwriting, and said unto him, Seek thee a man which may go with thee, whiles I yet live, and I will give him wages: and go and receive the money.
4 Therefore when he went to seek a man, he found Raphael that was an angel. 5 But he knew not; and he said unto him, Canst thou go with me to Rages? and knowest thou those places well? 6 To whom the angel said, I will go with thee, and I know the way well: for I have lodged with our brother Gabael.
7 Then Tobias said unto him, Tarry for me, till I tell my father. 8 Then he said unto him, Go and tarry not. So he went in and said to his father, Behold, I have found one which will go with me. Then he said, Call him unto me, that I may know of what tribe he is, and whether he be a trusty man to go with thee. 9 So he called him, and he came in, and they saluted one another.
10 Then Tobit said unto him, Brother, shew me of what tribe and family thou art. 11 To whom he said, Dost thou seek for a tribe or family, or an hired man to go with thy son? Then Tobit said unto him, I would know, brother, thy kindred and name.
12 Then he said, I am Azarias, the son of Ananias the great, and of thy brethren. 13 Then Tobit said, Thou art welcome, brother; be not now angry with me, because I have enquired to know thy tribe and thy family; for thou art my brother, of an honest and good stock: for I know Ananias and Jonathas, sons of that great Samaias, as we went together to Jerusalem to worship, and offered the firstborn, and the tenths of the fruits; and they were not seduced with the error of our brethren: my brother, thou art of a good stock. 14 But tell me, what wages shall I give thee? wilt thou a drachm a day, and things necessary, as to mine own son? 15 Yea, moreover, if ye return safe, I will add something to thy wages.
16 So they were well pleased. Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thyself for the journey, and God send you a good journey. And when his son had prepared all things far the journey, his father said, Go thou with this man, and God, which dwelleth in heaven, prosper your journey, and the angel of God keep you company. So they went forth both, and the young man’s dog with them.
17 But Anna his mother wept, and said to Tobit, Why hast thou sent away our son? is he not the staff of our hand, in going in and out before us? 18 Be not greedy to add money to money: but let it be as refuse in respect of our child. 19 For that which the Lord hath given us to live with doth suffice us. 20 Then said Tobit to her, Take no care, my sister; he shall return in safety, and thine eyes shall see him. 21 For the good angel will keep him company, and his journey shall be prosperous, and he shall return safe. 22 Then she made an end of weeping.
ΚΑΙ ἀποκριθεὶς Τωβίας εἶπεν αὐτῷ· πάτερ, ποιήσω πάντα, ὅσα ἐντέταλσαί μοι· 2 ἀλλὰ πῶς δυνήσομαι λαβεῖν τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ οὐ γινώσκω αὐτόν; 3 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ τὸ χειρόγραφον καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ζήτησον σεαυτῷ ἄνθρωπον, ὃς συμπορεύσεταί σοι, καὶ δώσω αὐτῷ μισθὸν ἕως ζῶ· καὶ λαβὲ πορευθεὶς τὸ ἀργύριον. 4 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ζητῆσαι ἄνθρωπον καὶ εὗρε τὸν Ραφαήλ, ὃς ἦν ἄγγελος, καὶ οὐκ ᾔδει· 5 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· εἰ δύναμαι πορευθῆναι μετὰ σοῦ ἐν Ράγοις τῆς Μηδίας, καὶ εἰ ἔμπειρος εἶ τῶν τόπων; 6 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ ἄγγελος· πορεύσομαι μετὰ σοῦ καὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ ἐμπειρῶ καὶ παρὰ Γαβαὴλ τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν ηὐλίσθην. 7 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Τωβίας· ὑπόμεινόν με, καὶ ἐρῶ τῷ πατρί. 8 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· πορεύου καὶ μὴ χρονίσῃς. 9 καὶ εἰσελθὼν εἶπε τῷ πατρί· ἰδοὺ εὕρηκα ὃς συμπορεύσεταί μοι. ὁ δὲ εἶπε· φώνησον αὐτὸν πρός με, ἵνα ἐπιγνῶ ποίας φυλῆς ἐστι καὶ εἰ πιστὸς τοῦ πορευθῆναι μετὰ σοῦ. 10 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτόν, καὶ εἰσῆλθε, καὶ ἠσπάσαντο ἀλλήλους. 11 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Τωβίτ· ἀδελφέ, ἐκ ποίας φυλῆς καὶ ἐκ ποίας πατριᾶς εἶ σύ; ὑπόδειξόν μοι. 12 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· φυλὴν καὶ πατριὰν σὺ ζητεῖς ἢ μίσθιον, ὃς συμπορεύσεται μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ σου; καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Τωβίτ· βούλομαι, ἀδελφέ, ἐπιγνῶναι τὸ γένος σου καΙ τὸ ὄνομα. 13 ὃς δὲ εἶπεν· ἐγὼ ᾿Αζαρίας ᾿Ανανίου τοῦ μεγάλου, τῶν ἀδελφῶν σου. 14 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ὑγιαίνων ἔλθοις, ἀδελφέ, καὶ μή μοι ὀργισθῇς, ὅτι ἐζήτησα τὴν φυλήν σου καὶ τὴν πατριάν σου ἐπιγνῶναι. καὶ σὺ τυγχάνεις ἀδελφός μου ἐκ τῆς καλῆς καὶ ἀγαθῆς γενεᾶς· ἐπεγίνωσκον γὰρ ἐγὼ ᾿Ανανίαν καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοὺς υἱοὺς Σεμεΐ τοῦ μεγάλου, ὡς ἐπορευόμεθα κοινῶς εἰς ῾Ιεροσόλυμα προσκυνεῖν, ἀναφέροντες τὰ πρωτότοκα καὶ τὰς δεκάτας τῶν γεννημάτων, καὶ οὐκ ἐπλανήθησαν ἐν τῇ πλάνῃ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν. ἐκ ρίζης καλῆς εἶ, ἀδελφέ, 15 ἀλλὰ εἰπόν μοι τίνα σοι ἔσομαι μισθὸν διδόναι· δραχμὴν τῆς ἡμέρας καὶ τὰ δέοντά σοι ὡς καὶ τῷ υἱῷ μου. 16 καὶ ἔτι προσθήσω σοι ἐπὶ τὸν μισθόν, ἐὰν ὑγιαίνοντες ἐπιστρέψητε. 17 καὶ εὐδόκησαν οὕτως. καὶ εἶπε πρὸς Τωβίαν· ἕτοιμος γίνου πρὸς τὴν ὁδόν· καὶ εὐοδωθείητε. καὶ ἡτοίμασεν ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ τὰ πρὸς τὴν ὁδόν. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ· πορεύου μετὰ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου τούτου, ὁ δὲ ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ οἰκῶν Θεὸς εὐοδώσει τὴν ὁδὸν ὑμῶν, καὶ ὁ ἄγγελος αὐτοῦ συμπορευθήτω ὑμῖν. καὶ ἐξῆλθαν ἀμφότεροι ἀπελθεῖν καὶ ὁ κύων τοῦ παιδαρίου μετ᾿ αὐτῶν. 18 ἔκλαυσε δὲ ῎Αννα ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς Τωβίτ· τί ἐξαπέστειλας τὸ παιδίον ἡμῶν; ἢ οὐχὶ ἡ ράβδος τῆς χειρὸς ἡμῶν ἐστιν ἐν τῷ εἰσπορεύεσθαι αὐτὸν καὶ ἐκπορεύεσθαι ἐνώπιον ἡμῶν; 19 ἀργύριον τῷ ἀργυρίῳ μὴ φθάσαι, ἀλλὰ περίψημα τοῦ παιδίου ἡμῶν γένοιτο· 20 ὡς γὰρ δέδοται ἡμῖν ζῆν παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου, τοῦτο ἱκανὸν ἡμῖν ὑπάρχει. 21 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ Τωβίτ· μὴ λόγον ἔχε, ἀδελφή· ὑγιαίνων ἐλεύσεται, καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ὄψονται αὐτόν· 22 ἄγγελος γὰρ ἀγαθὸς συμπορεύσεται αὐτῷ, καὶ εὐοδωθήσεται ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὑποστρέψει ὑγιαίνων. καὶ ἐπαύσατο κλαίουσα.