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Prelude to a Meditation --Psalm 131 (130)

Oh Lord, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.
I have stilled and quieted my soul
like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother's lap,
(so is my soul within me.)

O Israel,
hope in the Lord,
both now and forever.

--Psalm 130  Douay translation

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pilgrimmage
Nov. 29th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Why is there a different numbering in this version? Do you know what was omitted or rearranged and why?
reginaterrae
Nov. 29th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
The Douay-Rheims translation is from the Greek, and is numbered according to the Greek version. More modern translations are usually from the Hebrew, and are numbered according to that version. The original Psalms were one continuous scroll, not numbered at all.

This is one of my favorites. :)
pilgrimmage
Nov. 29th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
It has long been one of my favorites too.
bobby1933
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
I hope i am not being inappropriate, but i notice that the two of you are not lj friends. I think you might have more in common than an appreciation for Psalm 130 (131_
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pilgrimmage
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
I must confess that I use this journal mostly to write and rarely read the friends page. But in need of some distraction and hope I started reading your journal today and will be excited to add it to my reading list. Thank you.
bobby1933
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
And thank you. (blush)
reginaterrae
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
On Bobby's recommendation, and after reading your profile, I've added you too! Look forward to reading your journal, if you accept.

Blessings
Regina
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