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

“Then Tobit said.

‘Blessed be God who lives forever!

His kingdom lasts throughout all ages.

He afflicts.

He shows mercy.

He leads down to Hades,

In the lowest regions of the earth.

He brings up from the great abyss.

There is nothing that can escape his hand.’

Some believe that chapters 13 and 14 were added since they apply directly to Tobit. Once again, Tobit blessed God forever. He both afflicted us and showed mercy. He leads us down and brings us up. Hades is described as the lowest regions of the earth. Nothing escapes God.


 

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