12 “Child, keep yourself away from all inappropriate sex. First, take a wife from the descendants of your ancestors, and don't take a foreign woman who isn't from your ancestral tribe, for we are children of the prophets. Noah was first a prophet, and then Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, our ancestors from earlier times. Remember, my child, that they all took wives from their relatives. They were blessed through their children, and their descendants will inherit the land.

References for Tobit 4:12

    • b 4:12 - OL; LXX1 <i>We are children of the prophets. Remember that Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, our ancient ancestors, all took wives from among their families.</i>