University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 37

This leaf is from an Epsitolary, a manuscript containing the Gospels and Epistles (i.e., Letters) of the New Testament as well as lessons from the Hebrew Scriptures. It was copied in Italy in the mid-fifteenth century, and measures 29 x 21.5 cm. The script is an attractive, readable "Rotunda" (round) Gothic, with first letters of verses filled with yellow. The top margin has been trimmed, and some leaves show extensive erasure. See Denison University Leaf 37 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Ephesians 5:4-9; 4 Kings 5:1-2 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Amherst Leaf 37 Recto
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+ Amherst Leaf 37 Recto Transcription

sed magis gratiárum áctio. Hoc enim scitóte intelligéntes: quod omnis fornicátor, aut immúndus, aut avárus, quod est idolórum sérvitus, non habet haereditátem in regno Christi et Dei. Nemo vos sedúcat inánibus verbis: propter haec enim venit ira Dei in fílios diffidéntiae. Nolíte ergo éffici partícipes eórum. Erátis enim aliquándo ténebrae: nunc autem lux in Dómino. Ut fílii lucis ambuláte: fructus enim lucis est in omni bonitáte, et justítia, et veritáte. [ ] ii. Lectio. Libri regum. iiii.v.a.

In diebus illis. Náaman princeps milítiae regis Sýriae erat vir magnus apud dóminum suum, et honorátus: per illum enim dedit Dóminus salútem Sýriae: erat autem vir fortis et dives, sed leprósus. Porro de Sýria egréssi fúerant latrúnculi, et captívam dúxerant de terra Ísraël puéllam párvulam, quae erat in obséquio

+ Amherst Leaf 37 Recto Translation

[Ephesians 5:4-9] ...but rather giving of thanks. 5 For know you this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person (which is a serving of idols), hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. 7 Be ye not therefore partakers with them. 8 For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. 9 For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth. [ ] 2. Reading. The Books of the Kings. 4.5.a.

[4 Kings 5:1-2] Naaman, general of the army of the king of Syria,was a great man with his master, and honourable: for by him the Lord gave deliverance to Syria: and he was a valiant man and rich, but a leper. 2 Now there had gone out robbers from Syria, and had led away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid, and she waited upon Naaman's wife.

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