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Why is Tobit shown with the King James Bible?

1 And as they went on their journey, they came in the evening to the river Tigris, and they lodged there.

2 And when the young man went down to wash himself, a fish leaped out of the river, and would have devoured him.

3 Then the angel said unto him, Take the fish. And the young man laid hold of the fish, and drew it to land.

4 To whom the angel said, Open the fish, and take the heart and the liver and the gall, and put them up safely.

5 So the young man did as the angel commanded him; and when they had roasted the fish, they did eat it: then they both went on their way, till they drew near to Ecbatane.

6 Then the young man said to the angel, Brother Azarias, to what use is the heart and the liver and the gal of the fish?

7 And he said unto him, Touching the heart and the liver, if a devil or an evil spirit trouble any, we must make a smoke thereof before the man or the woman, and the party shall be no more vexed.

8 As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man that hath whiteness in his eyes, and he shall be healed.

9 And when they were come near to Rages,

10 The angel said to the young man, Brother, to day we shall lodge with Raguel, who is thy cousin; he also hath one only daughter, named Sara; I will speak for her, that she may be given thee for a wife.

11 For to thee doth the right of her appertain, seeing thou only art of her kindred.

12 And the maid is fair and wise: now therefore hear me, and I will speak to her father; and when we return from Rages we will celebrate the marriage: for I know that Raguel cannot marry her to another according to the law of Moses, but he shall be guilty of death, because the right of inheritance doth rather appertain to thee than to any other.

13 Then the young man answered the angel, I have heard, brother Azarias that this maid hath been given to seven men, who all died in the marriage chamber.

14 And now I am the only son of my father, and I am afraid, lest if I go in unto her, I die, as the other before: for a wicked spirit loveth her, which hurteth no body, but those which come unto her; wherefore I also fear lest I die, and bring my father's and my mother's life because of me to the grave with sorrow: for they have no other son to bury them.

15 Then the angel said unto him, Dost thou not remember the precepts which thy father gave thee, that thou shouldest marry a wife of thine own kindred? wherefore hear me, O my brother; for she shall be given thee to wife; and make thou no reckoning of the evil spirit; for this same night shall she be given thee in marriage.

16 And when thou shalt come into the marriage chamber, thou shalt take the ashes of perfume, and shalt lay upon them some of the heart and liver of the fish, and shalt make a smoke with it:

17 And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never come again any more: but when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of you, and pray to God which is merciful, who will have pity on you, and save you: fear not, for she is appointed unto thee from the beginning; and thou shalt preserve her, and she shall go with thee. Moreover I suppose that she shall bear thee children. Now when Tobias had heard these things, he loved her, and his heart was effectually joined to her.

Discussion for Tobit 6

  • Nicole on Tobit 6
    I think as a non believer of the kjv , these are important to read because I know the kjv doesn't make sense as a whole. It's to contradiction. Yet I searched for more and between these and the lost books, I was able to find god again however when I read some comments from so called Christians, my stomach turns and I think it's a waste of time yet again. I encourage others to read the nag hammadi library in addition then make your own decisions
  • Chris - in Reply on Tobit 6
    Nicole, I had never heard of Nag Hammadi Library. So I went to their Site and learn immediately that it's a library of 13 ancient books discovered in Egypt in 1945. And these contained a 'large number of primary Gnostic Gospels', viz Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Truth, etc. Nicole, BE WARNED. You say that these are 'helping you find God again'. I also understand that you have been put off the KJV as it doesn't make sense to you. Maybe you have never studied Gnosticism. This wicked belief system permeated even the early Church, as even today. The apostles were aware of it & struggled hard to keep the Church untainted with their anti-Christian teachings (1 John). Some of their teachings: knowledge is superior to virtue; non-literal sense of Scripture is correct & can only be understood by a few; evil in the world precludes God being the only Creator; no incarnation as God can't unite with a body; no resurrection, etc. Is this what you want to believe in? It is devilish
  • Nicole on Tobit 6
    I think as a non believer of the kjv , these are important to read because I know the kjv doesn't make sense and between these and the most books, I was able to find god again however when I read some comments from so called Christians, my stomach turns and I think it's a waste of time yet again.
  • Charlie on Tobit 6
    Through his Spirit i believe it will be revealed to the heart according to the scriptures.maybe the boys faith was tested.maybe it wasn't magic but power of faith i reckon by seeking we shall find.
  • CJ on Tobit 6
    A perfect example of manipulation of the scriptures to fit mans agenda. Im appalled at this since the topic is adding to or taking away books of the spriptures and the punishment therefore. The scripture quoted was not talking about whether or not the one the saducees quoted was a true part of the Word, it was reference to the fact that they err in thier INTERPRETATION of the quoted scripture.
  • Bible Student - in Reply on Tobit 6
    Brother CJ:

    It seems you have on your Apostle Thomas eyes that is good that is very good. By the way have you ever heard of the Slave Bible?

    In African American History Sinful Slave owners removed several key books and Verses from the Bible; in Jeremiah regarding paying your slave when their bondage came to an end. The biggest Biblical Testament of all time, The Book of Exodus. I wonder why in the world would someone go to such lengths as too remove Moses from the Bible.

    Perhaps it was God ending slavery who knows.

    The thing is if people choose to remove Moses from the Bible then I certainly wouldn't put it past them too remove other Bible Books as well; yes this would include, Tobit.
  • Sandy on Tobit 6
    I don't see where using the fish parts is magic. I think it was faith. Like when moses picked up the snake it turned into a staff. And when he touched the staff to the water, the water parted. NOT MAGIC FAITH!
  • Stacy on Tobit magic - in Reply on Tobit 6
    Have any of you smelled fish innards cooking Why does it have to be magic or faith Maybe the demon had a reason for hating the smell of such. He actually did , I choose not to go into on this forum . It forever ran him away . The Angel knew the demons name and his weaknesses as per knowing beforehand the weapon needed . Demons as well as Angels have personalities and different issues as humans do.
  • Dennis on Tobit 6:17
    Before they draw near to God in prayer, they flee the devil away. James 4:7 creating a good enviroment for God's presence.
  • Scott Anderson on Tobit 6
    I think that it's a lovely book and perhaps someone should make a movie of this tale. More people should realize that God indeed works in our lives.


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