Judith 5

1 {\cf2 Tobias then answered, and sayd, Father, I wil do all things which thou hast commanded me.}

2 {\cf2 But howe can I receiue the siluer, seeing I know him not?}

3 {\cf2 Then he gaue him the hand writing, & sayd vnto him, Seeke thee a man, which may goe with thee, whiles I yet liue, and I will giue him wages, & go and receiue the money.}

4 {\cf2 Therfore when he was gone to seeke a man, he found Raphael the Angel.}

5 {\cf2 But he knewe not, and sayd vnto him, May I goe with thee into the land of Media? and knowest thou those places well?}

6 {\cf2 To whom the Angel said, I wil go with thee: for I haue remained with our brother Gabael.}

7 {\cf2 Then Tobias sayd to him, Tarie for me, till I tell my father.}

8 {\cf2 Then he sayde vnto him, Goe, and tarie not: so he went in and sayde to his father, Beholde, I haue founde one, which will goe with me. Then he sayde, Call him vnto me, that I may knowe of what tribe he is, and whether he be faithfull to goe with thee.}

9 {\cf2 So he called him, and he came in, and they saluted one another.}

10 {\cf2 Then Tobit sayde vnto him, Brother, shewe me of what tribe and familie thou art.}

11 {\cf2 To whom he said, Doest thou seeke a stocke or familie, or an hired man to goe with thy sonne? Then Tobit sayd vnto him, I would know, brother, thy kindred and thy name.}

12 {\cf2 Then he sayd, I am of the kinred of Azarias and Ananias the great, and of thy brethren.}

13 {\cf2 Then Tobit sayde, Thou art welcome, brother: be not now angry with me, because I haue enquired to knowe thy kinred, & thy familie: for thou art my brother of an honest & good stocke: for I know Ananias & Ionathas, sonnes of that great Samaias: for we went together to Ierusalem to worship, & offred the first borne, & the tenthes of the fruites, & they were not deceiued with the error of our brethren my brother, thou art of a great stocke.}

14 {\cf2 But tel me, What wages shal I giue thee? wilt thou a groate a day and things necessarie, as to mine owne sonne?}

15 {\cf2 Yea, moreouer if ye returne safe, I will adde some thing to the wages.}

16 {\cf2 So they agreed. Then said he to Tobias, Prepare thy selfe for the iourney, and goe you on Gods Name; when his sonne had prepared all things for the iourney, his father sayde, Goe thou with this man, and God which dwelleth in heauen, prosper your iourney, & the Angel of God keepe you companie. So they went forth both and departed, & the dogge of the yong man with them.}

17 {\cf2 But Anna his mother wept, & sayd to Tobit, Why hast thou sent away our sonne? is he not the staffe of our hand to minister vnto vs?}

18 {\cf2 Woulde to God wee had not layde money vpon money, but that it had bene cast away in respect of our sonne.}

19 {\cf2 For that which God hath giuen vs to liue with, doeth suffice vs.}

20 {\cf2 Then said Tobit, Be not carefull, my sister: he shal returne in safetie, and thine eyes shal see him.}

21 {\cf2 For the good Angel doeth keepe him company, and his iourney shalbe prosperous, and he shal returne safe.}

22 {\cf2 Then she made an ende of weeping.}