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Our Lord and His Holy Apostles at the Last Supper

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Graciously grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful: that we, who cannot exist without Thee, may be enabled to live according to Thy will.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

περι των πολλων ?

From the comments in Father Z's blog on the repaired translation of pro multis:

‘If the Greek says “peri twn pollwn”, it will generally be rendered in Latin as “pro multis”, because there is no good way to translate the “the” into Latin.’
But the Greek does not say that. If you go to or and look up Matthew 26:28 in various editions of the New Testament, you will consistently see our Lord recorded as having said He would shed His blood περι πολλων, not περι των πολλων. The “the” is not there in the Greek.

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