8 And the Gentiles shall leave their idols, and shall come into Jerusalem, and shall dwell in it. [2] He incited the Ammonites to hinder Nehemiah's efforts to rebuild Jerusalem. 24 At that time the prayers of them both were heard in the sight of the glory of the most high God: 12 Alms shall be a great confidence before the most high God, to all them that give it. 10 Bless ye the Lord, all his elect, keep days of joy, and give glory to him. 27 For I believe that the good angel of God doth accompany him, and doth order all things well that are done about him, so that he shall return to us with joy. 13 Thou shalt shine with a glorious light: and all the ends of the earth shall worship thee. Upon which his father being in admiration, desired that he would come in unto him. 12 And now, children, hear me, and do not stay here: but as soon as you shall bury your mother by me in one sepulchre, without delay direct your steps to depart hence: 2 He said to his son: Go, and bring some of our tribe that fear God, to feast with us. 9 For alms delivereth from death, and the same is that which purgeth away sins, and maketh to find mercy and life everlasting. 3 Then his father answered him, and said: I have a note of his hand with me, which when thou shalt shew him, he will presently pay it. 18 But after a long time, Salmanasar the king being dead, when Sennacherib his son, who reigned in his place, had a hatred for the children of Israel: Tobias is the transliteration of the Greek Τωβίας (Tobias) which is a translation of the Hebrew biblical name "Toviyahu" (Hebrew: טוֹבִיָהוּ), meaning "Goodness of Yahweh". 4 Because he hath therefore scattered you among the Gentiles, who know not him, that you may declare his wonderful works, and make them know that there is no other almighty God besides him. 9 But Tobias fearing God more than the king, carried off the bodies of them that were slain, and hid them in his house, and at midnight buried them. 13 Then Tobias taking of the gall of the fish, anointed his father's eyes. 22 Then they lying prostrate for three hours upon their face, blessed God: and rising up, they told all his wonderful works.

12 Give glory to the Lord for thy good things, and bless the God eternal, that he may rebuild his tabernacle in thee, and may call back all the captives to thee, and thou mayst rejoice for ever and ever. 16 And when he was come to Rages a city of the Medes, and had ten talents of silver of that with which he had been honoured by the king: [2], Opposition to Nehemiah's rebuilding effort, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tobiah_(Ammonite)&oldid=986648160, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 04:17. 3 Give glory to the Lord, ye children of Israel, and praise him in the sight of the Gentiles: 11 Now when Raguel heard this he was afraid, knowing what had happened to those seven husbands, that went in unto her: and he began to fear lest it might happen to him also in like manner: and as he was in suspense, and gave no answer to his petition, Josephus later mentions a rich and influential Tobiad family from around the geographic region of Ammon,[10] which may be descended from or otherwise related to this same Tobiah. He started making fun of the Jews. 16 And when they had heard these things, they were troubled, and being seized with fear they fell upon the ground on their face. 16 And Tobias said to him: I pray thee, tell me, of what family, or what tribe art thou? 7 But he answered: Of the children of Israel. 22 At these words his wife being angry answered: It is evident thy hope is come to nothing, and thy alms now appear. Four times they made the request, and every time Nehemiah refused to come. 6 And Tobias said to her: Hold thy peace, and be not troubled, our son is safe: that man with whom we sent him is very trusty. 5 And indeed thou seest how Raguel hath adjured me, whose adjuring I cannot despise. 17 But thou shalt rejoice in thy children, because they shall all be blessed, and shall be gathered together to the Lord. 21 And the third night thou shalt obtain a blessing that sound children may be born of you. However, the book followed Ezra and Nehemiah in the Greek Septuagint Old Testament and has always been considered inspired by both Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Several people are called Tobias or similar names in the Bible era:

[7], Additionally, Tobiah exploited his relationship with High Priest Eliashib, whose grandson had married the daughter of Sanballat. 10 Wilt thou kill me also, as thou hast already killed seven husbands? 6 Then Raphael took four of Raguel's servants, and two camels, and went to Rages the city of the Medes: and finding Gabelus, gave him his note of hand, and received of him all the money. 22 Then all things being ready, that were to be carried in their journey, Tobias bade his father and his mother farewell, and they set out both together. 6 And when he had done so, he roasted the flesh thereof, and they took it with them in the way: the rest they salted as much as might serve them, till they came to Rages the city of the Medes. 16 And returning she brought the good news: and Raguel and Anna his wife blessed the Lord, and when thou shalt return, I will pay thee thy hire. [5], Tobiah also had married a daughter of Shecaniah, a Judahite leader, and had given his son, Jehohanan, in marriage to the daughter of Meshullam, another Judahite leader,[6] for ostensibly political purposes. He, along with Sanballat the Horonite and Geshem the Arabian, resorted to a stratagem and, pretending to wish a conference with Nehemiah, invited him to meet them at Ono, Benjamin. 28 At these words his mother ceased weeping, and held her peace. 15 So she sent one of her maidservants, who went into the chamber, and found them safe and sound, sleeping both together. Several people are called Tobias or similar names in the Bible era: Agapius, Atticus, Carterius, Styriacus, Tobias, Eudoxius, Nictopolion, and Companions, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tobias&oldid=985294865, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Tobias, son of Tobit; "Book of Tobias" is an older name for the, Tobijah, two persons mentioned in the Bible: a Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat (.