But every day gave all he could get to his brethren his fellow captives, that were of his kindred.
And when he was younger than any of the tribe of Nephtali, yet did he no childish thing in his work.
And went to Jerusalem to the temple of the Lord, and there adored the Lord God of Israel, offering faithfully all his firstfruits, and his tithes,
These and such like things did he observe when but a boy according to the law of God.
And from his infancy he taught him to fear God, and to abstain from all sin.
And when by the captivity he with his wife and his son and all his tribe was come to the city of Ninive,
And he gave him leave to go whithersoever he would, with liberty to do whatever he had a mind.
He therefore went to all that were in captivity, and gave them wholesome admonitions.
And when amongst a great multitude of his kindred, he saw Gabelus in want, who was one of his tribe, taking a note of his hand he gave him the aforesaid sum of money.
Tobias daily went among all his kindred, and comforted them, and distributed to every one as he was able, out of his goods:
And when king Sennacherib was come back, fleeing from Judea by reason of the slaughter that God had made about him for his blasphemy, and being angry slew many of the children of Israel, Tobias buried their bodies.
But when it was told the king, he commanded him to be slain, and took away all his substance.
And Tobias returned to his house, and all his substance was restored to him.