Outline of the Book of Tobit

Outline of the Book of Tobit


1. Tobit

Tobit (Tob 1:1-1:2)

The apostasy in Naphtali (Tob 1:3-1:5)

The righteous Tobit (Tob 1:6-1:9)


II.  The deportation of Tobit to Nineveh

Tobit would not eat the Gentile food (Tob 1:10-1:14)

The acts of charity of Tobit (Tob 1:15-1:18)

Tobit runs away (Tob 1:19-1:20)

The death of King Sennacherib (Tob 1:21-1:22)

Tobit returns to Nineveh (Tob 2:1-2:8)


 III. The blindness of Tobit

The blinding of Tobit (Tob 2:9-2:10)

The fight of Tobit with his wife over the goat (Tob 2:11-2:14)

The prayer of Tobit (Tob 3:1-3:6)


IV. The distressed Sarah

The reproach about the seven husbands of Sarah (Tob 3:7-3:9)

The distress of Sarah (Tob 3:10-3:10)

The prayer of Sarah (Tob 3:11-3:15)

The appearance of Raphael (Tob 3:16-3:17)


V.  The admonition of Tobit to his son Tobias

Tobit prepares for death (Tob 4:1-4:4)

The short admonition of Tobit to his son (Tob 4:5-4:7)

The admonition of Tobit about almsgiving (Tob 4:7-4:11)

Tobit warns against marriage with strangers (Tob 4:12-4:13)

The problem of pride, idleness, injustice, and drunkenness (Tob 4:13-4:15)

Tobit on charity (Tob 4:16-4:17)

Tobit wants Tobias to seek good advice from men and God (Tob 4:18-4:19)

Tobit explains about the money in Media (Tob 4:20-4:21)


VI.  The companion Raphael

Tobias is confused (Tob 5:1-5:3)

Tobias finds trustworthy Raphael (Tob 5:4-5:8)

Tobit wants to meet Tobias’ companion (Tob 5:9-5:9)

The meeting of Tobit and Raphael (Tob 5:10-5:10)

The questioning of Tobit (Tob 5:11-5:14)

They agree on the wages (Tob 5:15-5:17)

The blessing of Tobias for the journey (Tob 5:17-5:17)

The sad farewell (Tob 5:18-5:21)


VII.  The fish

The first night they encounter the fish in the Tigris River (Tob 6:1-6:6)

What to do with the fish gall, heart, and liver (Tob 6:6-6:9)

Raphael makes a plan for Tobias and Sarah (Tob 6:10-6:13)

Tobias has some hesitations (Tob 6:14-6:15)

Raphael tells Tobias about the solution to his problem (Tob 6:16-6:18)


 VIII. Raguel

The meeting with Raguel (Tob 7:1-7:8)

The question of marriage (Tob 7:9-7:11)

The marriage contract (Tob 7:11-7:13)

Edna comforts her daughter Sarah (Tob 7:15-7:16)


IX. The grave

The defeat of the demon (Tob 8:1-8:3)

Tobias and Sarah pray on their wedding night (Tob 8:4-8:5)

The prayer of Tobias (Tob 8:5-8:8)

Digging the grave for Tobias (Tob 8:9-8:14)

The prayer of Raguel (Tob 8:15-8:17)

The preparations for the wedding feast (Tob 8:18-8:21)


  X. The wedding

Tobias sends Raphael to get the money (Tob 9:1-9:6)

The blessing of Gabael (Tob 9:6-9:6)

Tobit and Anna are worried about their son (Tob 10:1-10:7)

Tobias wants to go back home to his father Tobit (Tob 10:7-10:10)

The blessing of Raguel for Tobias and Sarah (Tob 10:11-10:12)

The prayer of Edna (Tob 10:12-10:12)

The parting of Tobias and Sarah (Tob 10:13-10:13)


XI.  The eyes

The plan to heal Tobit’s eyes (Tob 11:1-11:4)

The reaction of Anna (Tob 11:5-11:6)

Raphael wants Tobias to anoint the eyes of Tobit (Tob 11:7-11:8)

Tobias heals his father Tobit (Tob 11:9-11:14)

Tobit praises God for healing his eyes (Tob 11:14-11:15)

Tobias tells Tobit about his successful journey (Tob 11:15-11:15)

Tobit meets and blesses his daughter-in-law (Tob 11:16-11:18)


XII.  Raphael

How much should they give Raphael? (Tob 12:1-12:5)

The prayer of Raphael (Tob 12:6-12:7)

The importance of almsgiving (Tob 12:8-12:10)

Raphael reveals that he is an angel (Tob 12:11-12:15)

Tobit and Tobias were afraid (Tob 12:16-12:22)


 XIII. Jerusalem

The canticle prayer of Tobit (Tob 13:1-13:2)

The prayer of Tobit for the exiles (Tob 13:3-13:8)

The prayer of Tobit for Jerusalem (Tob 13:9-13:10)

Jerusalem shall be the light to the world (Tob 13:11-13:13)

The prayer of Tobit for the return to Jerusalem (Tob 13:14-14:1)


 XIV. Nineveh

The death of Tobit (Tob 14:1-14:2)

The value of the prophets (Tob 14:3-14:4)

Tobit predicts the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Tob 14:5-14:7)

Tobit wants Tobias to leave Nineveh (Tob 14:8-14:11)

Tobias in Ecbatana (Tob 14:12-14:15)

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