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Tobit 12a

 

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The text below comes from the first half of Tobit, Chapter 12 (with some omissions). Remember that there is still one more thread of the plot to tie up: Raphael's identity. Thobi and Thobias still think of him as "Brother Azarias" and they realize that he deserves a big reward for all that he has done for their family.

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Et, postquam consummatae sunt
nuptiae,
vocavit Thobi
filium suum Thobiam
et dixit illi:

Thobi: Hebrew name (nominative)

Thobiam: Hebrew name (agrees with filium)

"Homini illi,
qui tecum ivit,
reddamus honorem.”

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

reddamus: hortatory subjunctive

Et dixit illi:
"Pater,
quantam
illi dabo mercedem?
quantam...mercedem: split phrase
Non laedor,
si dedero illi ex his,
quae mecum contulit,
dimidiam partem.
quae: relative pronoun, agreeing with his in gender and number
Duxit me
sanum
et uxorem meam curavit
et pecuniam
mecum attulit
et te curavit.
 
Quantam
illi dabo mercedem
adhuc?"
quantam...mercedem: split phrase
Et dixit illi Thobi:
"Iustum est
illum, fili,
dimidium omnium horum,
quae tecum attulit,
accipere."

Thobi: Hebrew name (nominative)

quae: relative pronoun, agreeing with horum in gender and number

accipere: infinitive as noun (agreeing with iustum)

Et vocavit illum
et dixit:
"Accipe
dimidium omnium horum,
quae tecum attulisti,
in mercedem tuam
et vade sanus."
quae: relative pronoun, agreeing with horum in gender and number
Tunc Raphael
vocavit ambos
abscondite
et dixit illis:
Raphael: Hebrew name (nominative)
"Deum benedicite
et illi confitemini
coram omnibus viventibus,
quae fecit nobiscum
bona,
ut benedicatis
et decantetis nomini eius.

quae: relative pronoun, agreeing with bona in gender and number

benedicatis...decantetis: subjunctives with ut

Bonum facite,
et malum non inveniet vos.
 
Bona est oratio cum ieiunio,
et eleemosyna cum iustitia.
 
Melius est modicum
cum iustitia
quam plurimum
cum iniquitate.
 
Bonum est
facere eleemosynam
magis quam
thesauros auri condere.
facere...condere: infinitives as nouns (agreeing with bonum)
Eleemosyna
a morte liberat
et ipsa purgat
omne peccatum.
 
Qui faciunt
eleemosynam,
saturabuntur vita;
qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with unexpressed subject of saturabantur
qui faciunt
peccatum et iniquitatem,
hostes sunt
animae suae.
qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with unexpressed subject of sunt (with predicate hostes)

 


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