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Tobit 6b

 

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The text below comes from the second half of Tobit, Chapter 6 (with some omissions). Remember, Thobias and Raphael (Azarias) are on their way to the city of Rages, and Thobias thinks it is because they are going to collect the money Thobias's father had deposited there many years ago with Gabael. But Raphael now explains that they will visit the house of Raguel, Sara's father - so that Thobias can defeat the demon Asmodeus, and take Sara as his wife.

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Et postquam
intravit in Mediam
et iam appropinquabat
ad Ecbatana,
 
dixit Raphael
puero:
"Thobia frater!"

Raphael: Hebrew name (nominative)

Thobia: Hebrew name (agrees with frater)

Et dixit ei:
"Ecce ego."
 
Et dixit illi:
"In eis,
quae sunt Raguel,
hac nocte
manere nos oportet.

eis quae sunt: i.e., "the home"

Raguel: Hebrew name (genitive)

manere: complementary infinitive with oportet

Et homo est
propinquus tuus
et habet filiam
nomine Saram,
 
sed neque masculum
neque filiam aliam
praeter Saram solam
habet,
 
et tu
proximus es illius
prae omnibus hominibus.
proximus...illius: split phrase
Et haec puella
sapiens et fortis
et bona valde,
et pater ipsius
diligit illam.
puella sapiens et fortis: supply the verb est
Et nunc, frater,
audi me,
et loquemur de hac puella
hac nocte
et desponsabimus illam tibi
 
et, cum reversi fuerimus
ex Rages,
accipiemus illam
et ducemus eam nobiscum
in domum tuam."
Rages: Hebrew name (ablative)
Tunc respondens
Thobias dixit
Raphael:
"Azaria frater,
audivi
quoniam iam tradita est
viris septem,

Thobias: Hebrew name (agrees with respondens)

respondens...dixit : participle plus verb (he answered... and said...)

Raphael: Hebrew name (dative)

Azaria: Hebrew name (agrees with frater)

et mortui sunt
in cubiculis suis
noctu;
cum intrabant ad illam,
moriebantur.
 
Audivi etiam quosdam
dicentes
quoniam daemonium
illos occidit.
etiam: postpositive
Unicus sum patri meo;
neque alium filium habent,
qui sepeliat illos."

qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with filium in gender and number

sepeliat: potential subjunctive

Et dixit illi angelus:
"Non es memor
mandatorum patris tui,
quoniam praecepit tibi
accipere uxorem
ex domo patris tui?
accipere: complementary infinitive with praecepit (expressing a command)
Et nunc audi me, frater:
noli computare
daemonium illud,
sed accipe illam,
computare: complementary infinitive with noli
et scio
quoniam dabitur tibi
hac nocte
uxor.
 
Et, cum intraveris
in cubiculum,
tolle de iecore piscis
et cor
et impone
super cinerem incensi.
 
Et odor manabit,
et odorabitur
illud daemonium
et fugiet
et non apparebit
circa illam
omnino in perpetuo.
 
Noli timere;
tibi enim destinata est
ante saeculum,
et tu illam sanabis,
et ibit tecum.
Noli computare."

timere...computare: complementary infinitives with noli

enim: postpositive

Et cum audisset Thobias
sermones Raphael
quoniam soror est illius
et de semine patris illius,
dilexit eam valde,
et cor eius haesit illi.

audisset: subjunctive with cum

Thobias: Hebrew name (nominative)

Raphael: Hebrew name (genitive)

soror...illius: split phrase

 


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