Mulier, ecce filius tuus; Ecce mater tua

At John 19:26-27, we read (version Douay): When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own. This entry will examine the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of the third of … Continue reading Mulier, ecce filius tuus; Ecce mater tua

Amen dico tibi: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso

In this entry, the reader will examine the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of the second of the seven last words of Jesus on the cross, found at Luke 23:43 (version Douay): Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. Latin. Amen dico tibi: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso. The Latin use of amen here equates to truly; the … Continue reading Amen dico tibi: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso

Pater, dimitte illis: non enim sciunt quid faciunt

In this entry, the reader will examine the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of the first of the seven last words of Jesus on the cross, found at Luke 23:34 (version Douay): Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Latin. Pater, dimitte illis: non enim sciunt quid faciunt. The Latin for father is the masculine noun pater (nominative); the vocative form of … Continue reading Pater, dimitte illis: non enim sciunt quid faciunt

Et erat pernoctans in oratione Dei

At Luke 6:12, we read that Jesus, before choosing the Twelve, went forth into a mountain and spent the whole night in prayer. This entry will examine the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of and He passed the whole night in the prayer of God. Latin. Et erat pernoctans in oratione Dei. The present participle pernoctans means in passing the night; its related present infinitive … Continue reading Et erat pernoctans in oratione Dei

Non respondes quidquam?

At Mark 15, the chief priests hold a consultation with the elders and the scribes and the whole council. They bind Jesus, lead him away, and hand Him over to Pilate. Pilate asks Him, ‘Art thou the king of the Jews?’ He answers, ‘Thou sayest it.’ Then the chief priests accuse Him of many things. Pilate again asks Him, ‘Answerest thou nothing? Behold in how … Continue reading Non respondes quidquam?

Laudet te alienus, et non os tuum

At Proverbs 27:2, we read (version Douay): Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips. With regard to this verse, a marginal note in the Friulian Bibie par un popul tells the reader that he ought to avoid self-praise, for egotism blinds him, and he is unable to see himself for what he is; rather he is … Continue reading Laudet te alienus, et non os tuum

Vocatum est nomen eius Iesus

At Luke 2:26, we read that Jesus receives His name when eight days were accomplished for His circumcising. This entry will examine the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of His name was called Jesus. Latin. Vocatum est nomen eius Iesus. The Latin present infinitive vocare means to call, with its lemma form voco (I call), first-person singular of the present indicative. As for vocatum (called), … Continue reading Vocatum est nomen eius Iesus

Fratres meos quaero

At Genesis 37:16, Joseph, in response to being asked by a man what he sought, says: I seek my brethren. The reader will look in this entry at the Latin, Polish and Friulian readings of Joseph’s response. Latin. Fratres meos quaero. The Latin quaero means I seek; this verb takes quaerere (to seek) for present infinitive. Present indicative: quaero (I seek; first-person singular); quaeris (thou … Continue reading Fratres meos quaero

Si Filius Dei es, mitte te deorsum

In the recounting of the temptation of Christ (Matthew 4), the devil takes Christ up into the holy city and sets Him upon the pinnacle of the temple, saying to Him (verse 6): If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written: That he hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hands shall they bear thee up, … Continue reading Si Filius Dei es, mitte te deorsum