University of Saskatchewan 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: Colossians 3:14-16; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (verso). A scan of the recto is not currently available.
University of Saskatchewan Leaf 37 Verso
caritátem habéte, quod est vínculum perfectiónis: et pax Christi exsúltet in córdibus vestris, in qua et vocáti estis in uno córpore: et grati estóte. Verbum Christi hábitet in vobis abundánter, in omni sapiéntia, docéntes, et commonéntes vosmetípsos, psalmis, hymnis, et cánticis spirituálibus, in grátia cantántes in córdibus vestris Deo. In Christu Jhesu domino nostro. [ ]
Fratres. Nescítis quod ii qui in stádio currunt, omnes quidem currunt, sed unus áccipit bravíum? Sic cúrrite ut comprehendátis. Omnis autem qui in agóne conténdit, ab ómnibus se ábstinet, et illi quidem ut corruptíbilem corónam accípiant: nos autem incorrúptam. Ego ígitur sic curro, non quasi in incértum: sic pugno, non quasi áërem vérberans: sed castígo corpus meum, et in servitútem rédigo: ne forte cum áliis prædicáverim, ipse réprobus effíciar.
[Colossians 3:14-16] ...have charity, which is the bond of perfection: 15 And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God. In Christ Jesus our Lord. [ ]
Brothers. [1 Corinthians 9:24-27] Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain. 25 And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. 26 I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air: 27 But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.