Greek Verse(s) of the Day

Here’s a couple of verses from today’s psalm that I rather liked.

This verse rather vividly captures the helpless situations we often find ourselves in:


ὅτι περιέσχον με κακά, ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός,
κατέλαβόν με αἱ ἀνομίαι μου, καὶ οὐκ ἠδυνήθην τοῦ βλέπειν·
ἐπληθύνθησαν ὑπὲρ τὰς τρίχας τῆς κεφαλῆς μου,
καὶ ἡ καρδία μου ἐγκατέλιπέν με.


Psalm 39:13 (LXX)

For evil people surround me; they can’t even be numbered!

My enemies pursue me, and I can’t even see.

They have multiplied beyond the number of hairs on my head,

And even my own heart has forsaken me.

This verse captures rather well the Lord’s love for his people:

ἐγὼ δὲ πτωχός εἰμι καὶ πένης· κύριος φροντιεῖ μου.
βοηθός μου καὶ ὑπερασπιστής μου σὺ εἶ· ὁ θεός μου, μὴ χρονίσῃς.


Psalm 39:18 (LXX)

Although I’m poor and needy, the Lord thinks about me.

You, my God, are my helper and protector, do not delay.

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