“Then he added.
‘I will pay you a drachma a day as wages,
I will pay you as well expenses for yourself and my son?
Go with my son!
I will add something to your wages.’
‘I will go with him.
So do not fear.
We shall leave in good health.
We will return to you in good health safe and sound
Because the way is safe.’
So Tobit said to him.
‘Blessings be upon you brother.’
So they agreed to these terms.”
Tobit will pay him a drachma a day, plus expenses. He may even add something if all turns out okay. Raphael agreed. He then tried to calm the fear of Tobit. They were leaving in good health and would return safe and sound because it was not a difficult route. A drachma is only mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 15, and not elsewhere in the biblical literature. This it must have been a coin in the Hellenistic and Roman times, not the Persian times. The relative value would be about $.25 USA or a quarter. They agreed to these terms. Tobit then gave him a blessing.