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Tobit 8b

 

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The text below comes from the first half of Tobit, Chapter 8 (with some omissions). The next day dawns, and - as you can imagine - there is much rejoicing! A wedding feast was usuallky one week long, but Raguel has decided that this wedding will be celebrated for fourteen days.

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Et miserunt ancillam
et accenderunt lucernam
et aperuerunt ostium,
et intravit
et invenit illos
iacentes
et pariter dormientes.
 
Et reversa
puella nuntiavit eis
illum vivere
et nihil mali esse.

reversa...nuntiavit : participle plus verb (she came back... and announced...)

vivere...esse: infinitives in indirect statement introduced by nuntiavit (illum and nihil are accusative subjects)

Et benedixerunt
Deum caeli
et dixerunt:
 
"Benedictus es,
quoniam misertus es
duorum unicorum.
 
Fac illis, Domine,
misericordiam et sanitatem
et consumma vitam illorum
cum misericordia et laetitia."
 
Tunc praecepit servis suis,
ut replerent fossam
priusquam lucesceret.

replerent: subjunctive with ut

lucesceret: subjunctive with expression of time (priusquam)

Et praecepit uxori suae,
ut faceret panes multos;
faceret: subjunctive with ut
et abiens ipse
ad gregem adduxit
vaccas duas
et quattuor arietes
et iussit
consummari eos,
et coeperunt praeparare.

abiens...adduxit : participle plus verb (he went away... and brought...)

consummari: complementary infinitive with iussit (expression of command; eos is accusative subject)

praeparare: complementary infinitive with coeperunt

Et vocavit Thobiam
et iuravit illi
et dixit ei:
Thobiam: Hebrew name (accusative)
"Diebus quattuordecim
hinc non recedes,
sed hic manebis,
manducans et bibens mecum,
 
et laetificabis
animam filiae meae
multis afflictam doloribus.
 
Et ex eo,
quod possideo,
accipe partem dimidiam
et vade sanus
ad patrem tuum.
quod: relative pronoun, agreeing with eo in gender and number
Et alia dimidia pars,
cum mortui fuerimus
ego et uxor mea,
vestra erit.
 
Forti animo esto, fili!
Ego pater tuus sum
et Edna mater tua
amodo et in perpetuum.
Forti animo esto, fili!"
 

 


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