University of Colorado, Boulder 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 40:13-14 and 41:1-4 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf was followed by what is now Leaf 20 in the Cleveland Public Library portfolio.

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Boulder Leaf 20 Recto
Boulder Leaf 20 Recto

University of Colorado, Boulder Leaf 20 Recto

+ Boulder Leaf 20 Recto Transcription

Me autem propter innocéntiam suscepísti; et confirmásti me in conspéctu tuo in ætérnum.
Benedíctus Dóminus Deus Israël a sǽculo et usque in sǽculum. Fiat, fiat.
Quemádmodum desíderat cervus ad fontes aquárum, ita desíderat ánima mea ad te, Deus.
Sitívit ánima mea ad Deum fortem, vivum; quando véniam, et apparébo ante fáciem Dei?
Fuérunt mihi lácrimæ meæ panes die ac nocte, dum dícitur mihi quotídie: Ubi est Deus tuus?

+ Boulder Leaf 20 Recto Translation

[Psalms 40:13-14 and 41:1-4]

13 But thou hast upheld me by reason of my innocence: and hast established me in thy sight for ever. 14 Blessed by the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity. So be it. So be it.

As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God. 3 My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God? 4 My tears have been my bread day and night, whilst it is said to me daily: Where is thy God?

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