Kent State University 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 34:27-28 and 35:1-5 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Kent Leaf 20 Recto
Kent Leaf 20 Recto

Kent State University Leaf 20 Recto

+ Kent Leaf 20 Recto Transcription

-títiam meam; et dicant semper: Magnificétur Dóminus, qui volunt pacem servi ejus.
Et lingua mea meditábitur justítiam tuam; tota die laudem tuam.
36 Dixit injústus ut delínquat in semetípso: non est timor Dei ante óculos ejus.
Quóniam dolóse egit in conspéctu ejus, ut inveniátur iníquitas ejus ad ódium.
Verba oris ejus iníquitas, et dolus; nóluit intellígere ut bene ágeret.
Iniquitátem meditátus est in cubíli suo; ástitit omni viæ non bonæ: malítiam autem non odívit.

+ Kent Leaf 20 Recto Translation

[Psalms 34:27-28 and 35:1-5]

...who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always: The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of his servant. 28 And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day long.

2 The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes. 3 For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred. 4 The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well. 5 He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.

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