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Folio 29 verso - Psalm 73

Fig. 1: Folio 29 Verso of the Faddan More Psalter

  • line 22 [1] Ut quid Deus repulisti in finem iratus est
  • line 23 furor tuus super oves pascuae tuae [2] me
  • line 24 mor esto congregationis tuae quam posse
  • line 25 disti ab initia redemisti virgam hereditatis tuae
  • line 26 mons Sion in quo habitasti in eo [3] leva manus tuas in
  • line 27 superbias eorum in finem quanta malignatus est
  • line 28 inimicus in sancto [4] et gloriati sunt qui oderunt te in medio
  • line 29 sollemnitatis tuae posuerunt signa sua

English translation

O God, why hast thou cast us off unto the end: why is thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of thy pasture? [2] Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the beginning. The sceptre of thy inheritance which thou hast redeemed: mount Sion in which thou hast dwelt. [3] Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end; see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. [4] And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of thy solemnity. They have set up their ensigns for signs,

Folio 32 recto - Psalm 77

Fig. 2: Folio 32 recto of the Faddan More Psalter

  • line 6 one [34] cum occideret eos quaerebant eum et revertebantur
  • line 7 et deluculo veniebant ad Deum [35] et rememorati sunt quia Deus
  • line 8 adiutor est eorum et Deus excelsus redemptor eorum est [36]
  • line 9 et dilexerunt eum in ore suo mentiti sunt ei [37]
  • line 10 cor autem ipsorum non erat rectum eorum eo nec fid
  • line 11 eles habiti sunt in testamento eius[38] ipse est misericors et p
  • line 12 ropitius fiet peccatis eorum et non disperdit eos et abundabit ut avertat iram suam et non accendet omnem iram suam [39] et
  • line 13 recordatus est quia caro sunt spiritus vadens et non rediens

English translation

...[one] [34] When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and came to him early in the morning. [35] And they remembered that God was their helper: and the most high God their redeemer. [36] And they loved him with their mouth: and with their tongue they lied unto him: [37] But their heart was not right with him: nor were they counted faithful in his covenant. [38] But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath. [39] And he remembered that they are flesh: a wind that goeth and returneth not

Folio 32 verso - Psalm 77

Fig. 3: Folio 32 verso of the Faddan More Psalter

  • line 1 conclussit [51] et percussit omne primitivum in Aegypto
  • line 2 praemitinm laborum eorum in tabernaculis
  • line 3 Cham [52] et abstullit sicut oves populum suum et per
  • line 4 duxit eos tamquam gregem in deserto [53] et deduxit
  • line 5 eos in spe et non timuerunt et inimicos eorum ope
  • line 6 ruit mare [54] et induxit eos in montem sanctifica
  • line 7 tionis suae montem quem adquisivit dextera
  • line 8 eius et eiecit a facie eorum gentes et sorte div
  • line 9 isit eis tamquam in funiculo tributionis [55] et ha
  • line 10 bitare fecit in tabernaculis eorum tribus Israline
  • 11 hel

English translation

...[51] And he killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: the firstfruits of all their labour in the tabernacles of Cham. [52] And he took away his own people as sheep: and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. [53] And he brought them out in hope, and they feared not: band the sea overwhelmed their enemies. [54] And
he brought them into the mountain of his sanctuary: the mountain which his right hand had purchased. And he cast out the Gentiles before them: and by lot divided to them their land by a line of distribution. [55] And he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.

Folio 29 recto - Psalm 72

Fig. 4: Folio 29 recto of the Faddan More Psalter

  • line 16 [1] quam bonus Israhel Deus qui recto sunt
  • line 17 corde [2] mei autem paene moti sunt paene effussi sunt
  • line 18 gressus mei [3] quia zelavi super iniqui pacem pec
  • line 19 catorum videns [4] quia non est respectus morti
  • line 20 eorum et firmamentum in plaga eorum [5] in lab
  • line 21 ore hominum non sunt et cum hominibus non flagillabuntur

English translation

How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart! [2] But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped. [3] Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. [4] For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes. [5] They are not in the labour of men: neither shall they be scourged like other men

Folio 17 verso - Psalm 39

Fig. 5: Folio 17 verso of the Faddan More Psalter

  • line 1 [7] sacrificium et oblationem noluisti aures autem
  • line 2 perfecisti mihi holocaustums et pro peccato nonpostulasti [8]
  • line 3 tunc dixi ecce venio in capite libri scriptum est de me [9] ut
  • line 4 facerem voluntatem tuam Deus meus volui et legem tuam
  • line 5 in medio cordis mei [10] adnuntiavi iustitiam in ecclesia
  • line 6 magna ecce labia mea non prohibebo Domine tu scisti

English translation

[7] Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require: [8] Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me [9] That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart. [10] I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips: O Lord, thou knowest it.