Rochester Institute of Technology 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 56:11-12 and 57:1-6 (recto). A scan of the verso is not currently available.

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 20 in the Ohio University portfolio.

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Rochester Leaf 20 Recto
Rochester Leaf 20 Recto

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 20 Recto

+ Rochester Leaf 20 Recto Transcription

nubes véritas tua.
Exaltáre super cælos, Deus, et super omnem terram glória tua.
57 Si vere útique justítiam loquímini, recta judicáte, fílii hóminum.
Étenim in corde iniquitátes operámini; in terra injustítias manus vestræ concínnant.
Alienáti sunt peccatóres a vulva; erravérunt ab útero: locúti sunt falsa.
Furor illis secúndum similitúdinem serpéntis, sicut áspidis surdæ et obturántis aures suas,
Quæ non exáudiet vocem incantántium, et venéfici incantántis sapiénter.

+ Rochester Leaf 20 Recto Translation

[Psalms 56:11-12 and 57:1-6]

...unto the clouds. 12 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.

If in very deed you speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men. 3 For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth. 4 The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things. 5 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears: 6 Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely.

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