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Archangel Raphael in the Book of Tobit
I am Tobit and this is the story of my life. My father was Tobiel, my grandfather was Ananiel, and my great-grandfather was Aduel. Aduel’s father was Gabael; his grandfather was Raphael; and his great-grandfather was Raguel, who belonged to the clan of Asiel, a part of the tribe of Naphtali.
and sent his angel Raphael to help them. He was sent to remove the white film from Tobit’s eyes, so that he could see again, and to arrange a marriage between Sarah and Tobit’s son Tobias, who, as her cousin, had the right to marry her. Raphael was also ordered to expel the demon Asmodeus from Sarah. At the very moment that Tobit went back into his house from the courtyard, Sarah, in her house in Ecbatana, was coming downstairs.
[ Tobias Meets Raphael ] Tobias then went out to look for someone who knew the way to Media and would travel with him. Almost as soon as he left the house, he found himself face-to-face with Raphael. Tobias did not know that Raphael was an angel of God,
so he asked him where he was from. I am an Israelite, Raphael answered, one of your distant relatives, and I have come here to Nineveh to find work. Do you know the way to Media? Tobias asked.
Yes, I do, Raphael replied. I have been there many times, and I know all the roads well. I used to stay with our relative Gabael, who lives there in the town of Rages. It takes at least two days to travel there from Ecbatana, the capital city, because Rages is up in the mountains.
Then Tobias said to Raphael, Wait here for me, my friend, while I go in and tell my father. I would like for you to travel with me, and I will pay you for the journey.
All right, Raphael said, I’ll wait, but don’t take too long.
Tobias went in and told his father, I have found an Israelite to travel with me. Call the man in, Tobit replied. I would like to know what family and tribe he belongs to, and whether he is a reliable traveling companion for you. [ Tobit Meets Raphael ] So Tobias went out and called to Raphael, My father would like to meet you. When Raphael came in, Tobit greeted him first. Then Raphael returned the greeting, I hope all is well with you. But Tobit replied, How can all be well with me? I’m blind and can’t see a thing. It’s like being dead and no longer able to see the light. I might as well be dead! I can hear people talking, but I can’t see them. Cheer up! Raphael said to him. God is going to cure you soon, so don’t worry! Tobit then said, My son Tobias wants to go to Media. Can you go with him and show him the way? I will pay you, of course. Raphael replied, Certainly I can go with him. I have traveled there many times and I know all the roads in the mountains and on the plains.
But Raphael asked, Why do you need to know that? Tell me the truth, said Tobit. What is your name, and who are you?
Raphael replied, My name is Azarias, and I am the son of the older Ananias, one of your relatives.
I will go with him, Raphael said. And don’t worry; we will get there and back safely. The roads are not dangerous. God be with you! Tobit replied. Then he called Tobias and said to him, Son, get everything ready that you need for the journey, so that the two of you can be on your way. May God and his angel watch over you both and bring you back to me safe and sound. Before leaving for Media, Tobias kissed his father and mother good-bye. Tobit said again, Have a safe journey!
Raphael said, Tobias, my friend. Yes, what is it? Tobias asked. Raphael continued, Tonight we will stay at the home of your relative Raguel. He has only one child, a daughter named Sarah,
Tobias then said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, I have already heard about Sarah’s seven former husbands, and how each one dropped dead on his wedding night, even before he could get to bed.
so that the odor will spread throughout the room. When the demon smells it, he will leave and never come near Sarah again. But before you consummate the marriage, both of you must get up and pray for the Lord in heaven to be merciful to you and to protect you. Don’t be afraid. Sarah was meant to be yours from the beginning of creation. You will rescue her from the demon, and she will go with you to your home. You and Sarah will have many children, whom you will love very much. So don’t worry! Tobias listened very carefully to what Raphael had to say. He knew that Sarah was a relative on his father’s side of the family. He began to fall in love with her and looked forward to marrying her.
[ At Raguel’s House ] When Tobias and the angel Raphael had entered the city of Ecbatana, Tobias said, Azarias, my friend, take me to see Raguel as quickly as you can. The angel brought him to Raguel’s house, where they found him sitting at the entrance to his courtyard. Raphael and Tobias greeted him first; then he replied, Come in, my friends. You are welcome in my home. Raguel brought them into his house
Edna asked them, Where do you come from? We are Israelites of the tribe of Naphtali, Tobias and Raphael answered, but we are now living in exile in the city of Nineveh in Assyria.
His wife Edna and his daughter Sarah also wept for Tobit. Raguel gave Tobias and Raphael a warm welcome and had one of his rams slaughtered. After the guests had bathed and were about to sit down to eat, Tobias said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, when are you going to ask Raguel to let me marry Sarah?
He remembered Raphael‘s instructions, so he took the fish’s liver and heart out of the bag where he had been keeping them. Then he placed them on the burning incense.
The smell drove the demon away from them, and he fled to Egypt. Raphael chased after him and caught him there. At once he bound him hand and foot.
[ The Journey to Rages ] Then Tobias called Raphael and said to him,
So Raphael and the four servants went to Rages in Media, where they stayed at Gabael’s house. Raphael gave him the signed document and told him that Tobit’s son Tobias had recently married, and that Gabael was invited to the wedding feast. At once Gabael counted out the bags of money, which were still sealed, and they loaded them on the camels.
Very early the next morning, they set out for the wedding feast. When Raphael and Gabael came to Raguel’s house, they found Tobias at dinner. Tobias immediately got up and greeted Gabael. With tears in his eyes Gabael returned the greeting and added, You are just like your honest and generous father. May the Lord in heaven bless you and your wife, your mother-in-law, and your father. Praise God! He has let me live to see my cousin Tobias, who looks so much like his father.
Raphael said, Tobias, you know the condition your father was in when we left him.
Before they reached Tobit, Raphael said to Tobias, Your father will be able to see again.
[ The Angel Raphael ] When the wedding feast was over, Tobit called his son Tobias and said to him, Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don’t forget to give him a bonus.
Tobias then called Raphael and said to him, Here is half of what you helped me bring back. You have earned it; have a safe journey home.
Then Raphael called the two men aside and said to them, Praise God and tell everyone about the good things he has done for you, so that they too will honor him and sing his praises. Let everyone know what God has done. Never stop praising him.
I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him.
But Raphael said to them, Don’t be afraid; everything is all right. Always remember to praise God.
Then Raphael disappeared into the sky. Tobit and Tobias stood up, but they could no longer see him.
They began to sing hymns of praise, giving thanks for all the mighty deeds God had done while his angel Raphael had been with them.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society
I am the righteousness of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:21 World English Bible (WEB)
21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.