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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

  • Charlie
    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
    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.
  • Sandy
    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!
  • Dennis for verse 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
    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.
  • Seth adams anunda
    have read it just like ruth,esther,ezra,joel,jude etc so is the book...I cannot fully ascertain there ordainment as far as the spirit of God is concerned but I get a gist of important world controversy.
  • Jerome meriweather for verse 12
    this is very different from the holy bible....
  • Bill warnell
    I love these books. As to them being divinely inspired I doubt. However, up until 1885 they were considered Canon. So one wonders!
  • Raymond lucas
    Do not add or take away from my words.
  • Itoro udoh
    the problem is not whether to add or expunge some books from the holy Bible The problem is how to keep the teachings of the ones we have already