University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 20

This leaf is from a Flemish psalter of the mid-thirteenth century and measures 13 x 9.5 cm. It is lined in ink; the primary textual ink is dark brown, with decoration in red, coral, and two shades of blue. The initial letter of each psalm is illuminated, as are the first letters of every other verse, and the beginnings of the Psalms are marked with prominent Arabic numerals in ink. The discrepancy in numbering the Psalms is caused by varying textual divisions in the Hebrew and Greek versions. See Denison University Leaf 20 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 19:2-7 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Amherst Leaf 20 Verso
Amherst Leaf 20 Verso

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 20 Verso

+ Amherst Leaf 20 Verso Transcription

20 Exáudiat te Dóminus in die tribulatiónis prótegat te nomen Dei Jacob.
Mittat tibi auxílium de sancto, et de Sion tueátur te.
Memor sit omnis sacrifícii tui, et holocáustum tuum pingue fiat.
Tríbuat tibi secúndum cor tuum, et omne consílium tuum confírmet.
Lætábimur in salutári tuo et in nómine Dei nostri magnificábimur.
Ímpleat Dóminus omnes petitiónes tuas nunc cognóvi quóniam salvum fecit Dóminus christum suum

+ Amherst Leaf 20 Verso Translation

[Psalms 19:2-7]

2 May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee. 3 May he send thee help from the sanctuary: and defend thee out of Sion. 4 May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burnt offering be made fat. 5 May he give thee according to thy own heart; and confirm all thy counsels. 6 We will rejoice in thy salvation; and in the name of our God we shall be exalted. 7 The Lord fulfil all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord hath saved his anointed. He will hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is in powers...

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