The story of Tobit is found in
the King James Apocrypha. It is the story of a Jewish man that
encounters an angel that helps him to ward off an evil spirit and
heal his father from cataracts by using the gall, liver, and heart of
a fish as a potion. The thing to take of notice hear is the roll of
the angel as a guide, a teacher, and as a guardian to ward off demons
and demonic attacks against ones health.
"And as they went on their
journey, they came in the evening to the river Tigris, and they
lodged there. And when the young man went down to wash himself, a
fish leaped out of the river, and would have devoured him. Then the
angel said unto him, 'Take the fish.' And the young man laid hold of
the fish, and drew it to land. To whom the angel said, 'Open the
fish, and take the heart and the liver and the gall, and put them up
safely.' So the young man did as the angel said; and when they had
roasted the fish, they did eat it; then they both went on their way,
till they drew near to Ecbatane.
Then the young man said to the
angel, 'Brother Azarias, to what use is the heart and the liver and
the gall of the fish?'
And he said unto him, 'Touching
the heart and the liver, if a devil or an evil spirit trouble any, we
must make a smoke thereof before the man or the woman, and the party
shall be no more vexed. As for the gall, it is good to anoint a man
that has whiteness in his eyes (cataracts), and he shall be healed."
Tobias the son of Tobit was on
a quest for a wife as his father directed. He meets Sara of Rages but
she is protected by an evil spirit.
"Then the young man answered
the angel, 'I have heard brother Azarias, that this maid has been to
seven men, who all died in the marriage chamber." Verse 13
Tobias knows that Sara is
protected by an evil spirit, a spirit that is able to kill men. The
angel tells Tobias how to ward off the evil spirit.
"And when thou shalt come into
the marriage chamber, thou shalt take the ashes of perfume, and shalt
lay upon them some of the heart and liver of the fish, and shalt make
smoke with it. And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never
come again any ore; but when thou shalt come to her, rise up both of
you, and pray to God which is merciful, who will have pity on you,
and save you..." Verse 16 & 17a.
Tobias meets Raguel her father
and the angel proposes for Tobias to marry his daughter.
"Raguel said to Tobias, 'Eat,
drink and be merry (for tomorrow you die): for it is meet that thou
should marry my daughter: nevertheless I will declare unto thee the
truth. I have given my daughter unto marriage to seven men, who died
that night they came in unto her: nevertheless for the present be
Tobias and Sara get married and
the marriage contract is sealed.
Tobias does what the angel told
him to do and the angel binds the demon.
"And when they had supped, they
brought Tobias in unto her.
And as he went, he remembered
the words of Raphael, and took the ashes of the perfumes, and put the
heart and the liver of the fish thereupon, and made a smoke
The which smell when the evil
spirit had smelled, he fled into the utmost parts of Egypt, and the
angel bound him."
Tobias returns home with his
wife Sara and heals his father of cataracts with the gall of the
"Then Raphael said to Tobias,
'Thou knowest, brother, how thou didst leave thy father..and take in
thine hand the gall of the fish...Tobit also went forth toward the
door, and stumbled (because he was blind from cataracts): but his son
ran unto him, and took hold of his father: and he strake of the gall
on his father's eyes, saying, 'Be of good hope, my father.' And when
his eyes began to smart, he rubbed them; and the whiteness pilled
away from the corners of his eyes; and when he saw his son, he fell
upon his neck." Verses 4-13.
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