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Tobit 8a

 

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The text below comes from the first half of Tobit, Chapter 8 (with some omissions). You will see some very nice storytelling in this section, where the narrative is told from two different points of view: first, you will find out what happens when Thobias and Sara go into the bedroom that night... and then you will also see what Raguel is up in the meantime, based on his assumption that Thobias is a doomed man!

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Et, cum consummaverunt
manducare et bibere,
voluerunt dormire,

manducare...bibere: complementary infinitives with consummaverunt

dormire: complementary infinitive with voluerunt

et deduxerunt iuvenem
et induxerunt eum
in cubiculum.
 
Et rememoratus est Thobias
sermonum Raphael

Thobias: Hebrew name (nominative)

Raphael: Hebrew name (genitive)

et sustulit de saccello,
quem habebat,
cor et iecur piscis
et imposuit
super cinerem incensi.

quem: relative pronoun, agreeing with saccello in gender and number

Et odor piscis prohibuit
et refugit daemonium
in superiores partes Aegypti.
 
Et abiens
Raphael colligavit eum ibi
et reversus est continuo.

abiens...colligavit : participle plus verb (he went away... and bound...)

Raphael: Hebrew name (agrees with abiens)

Et exsurrexit Thobias
de lecto
et dixit ei:
"Surge, soror!
Thobias: Hebrew name (nominative)
Oremus
et deprecemur
Dominum nostrum,
ut faciat super nos
misericordiam et sanitatem."

oremus...deprecemur: hortatory ubjunctives

faciat: subjunctive with ut

Et surrexit,
et coeperunt orare
et deprecari Dominum,
ut daretur illis sanitas.

orare...deprecari: complementary infinitives with coeperunt

daretur: subjunctive with ut

Et dormierunt per noctem.
 
Et surgens
Raguel accersivit servos
secum,
et abierunt
et foderunt foveam.

surgens...accersivit : participle plus verb (he got up... and summoned...)

Raguel: Hebrew name (agrees with surgens)

Dixit enim:
"Ne forte moriatur,
et omnibus
simus
derisio et opprobrium."

enim: postpositive

moriatur...simus: subjunctives with ne

Et, ut consummaverunt
fossuram,
reversus est Raguel
domum
et vocavit uxorem suam
et dixit:
Raguel: Hebrew name (nominative)
"Mitte unam ex ancillis,
et intrans videat
an vivat;

intrans...videat : participle plus verb (let her go in... and see...)
videat: jussive subjunctive

vivat: subjunctive in indirect question

et, si mortuus est,
ut sepeliamus illum,
nemine sciente."

sepeliamus: subjunctive with ut

nemine sciente : ablative absolute

 


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