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Old Aug 13, '10, 5:40 am
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Default Tobit 7:11: Your marriage to her has been decided in heaven! (NAB)

Some where in Tobit 7:11, it is written "Your marriage to her has been decided in heaven!" (NAB).
Other bible versions do not contain the above. E.g:



Tobit 7:11-13 (RSC-CE)
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I have given my daughter to seven husbands, and when each came to her he died in the night. But for the present be merry." And Tobias said, "I will eat nothing here until you make a binding agreement with me." So Raguel said, "Take her right now, in accordance with the law. You are her relative, and she is yours. The merciful God will guide you both for the best."
Then he called his daughter Sarah, and taking her by the hand he gave her to Tobias to be his wife, saying, "Here she is; take her according to the law of Moses, and take her with you to your father." And he blessed them.
Why the difference in the NAB?

Sticking to the NAB, does it mean that our marriages have also been decided in heaven?
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Default Re: Tobit 7:11: Your marriage to her has been decided in heaven! (NAB)

I am guessing the difference is likely simply a textual variant. One possibility is a scribe based on another scripture "what God has joined together, let no man put asunder" or something like that, simply made a note in the margin about one's marriage being decided or ordained in heaven, then a second scribe reading that text included it in the biblical text.

Another example of this type of addition, would be when Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda in John 5, the King James Version using the "recieved text" adds in verse 4,

"For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. "

I think the Douay also uses the Greek "recieved text" too. The NAB like many modern translations is based on a modern critical text.
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Default Re: Tobit 7:11: Your marriage to her has been decided in heaven! (NAB)

Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version)

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Matthew 19:6. That passage contains the words of Jesus in regard to marriage. "What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."

Ephesians 5:31-33 be a daily reminder in the hearts of every married couple:

"For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be become one flesh. This mystery is great: but I am speaking concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless, let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband."


Genesis 2:18 says: "Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good for a man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him'."


Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. -- Proverbs 18: 22
And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. -- Genesis 3: 12
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I am guessing the difference is likely simply a textual variant. One possibility is a scribe based on another scripture "what God has joined together, let no man put asunder" or something like that, simply made a note in the margin about one's marriage being decided or ordained in heaven, then a second scribe reading that text included it in the biblical text.

Another example of this type of addition, would be when Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda in John 5, the King James Version using the "recieved text" adds in verse 4,

"For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. "

I think the Douay also uses the Greek "recieved text" too. The NAB like many modern translations is based on a modern critical text.
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