5So he called the angel, and he said to him, Take half of all that you have brought and go away in safety.
6Then he took them both apart, and said to them, Bless God, praise him, and magnify him, and praise him for the things which he has done to you in the sight of all that live. It is good to praise God, and exalt his name, and honorably to show forth the works of God; therefore be not slack to praise him.
7It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honorable to reveal the works of God. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you.
8Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
9For alms does deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life:
10But they that sin are enemies to their own life.
11Surely I will keep close nothing from you. For I said, It was good to keep close the secret of a king, but that it was honorable to reveal the works of God.
12Now therefore, when you did pray, and Sara your daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when you did bury the dead, I was with you likewise.
13And when you did not delay to rise up, and leave your dinner, to go and cover the dead, your good deed was not hid from me: but I was with you.
14And now God has sent me to heal you and Sara your daughter in law.
15I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One.
16Then they were both troubled, and fell upon their faces: for they feared.
17But he said to them, Fear not, for it shall go well with you; praise God therefore.
18For not of any favor of mine, but by the will of our God I came; therefore praise him for ever.
19All these days I did appear to you; but I did neither eat nor drink, but you did see a vision.
20Now therefore give God thanks: for I go up to him that sent me; but write all things which are done in a book.
Commentaries for Tobit 12:0