Aestimatus sum

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8th of the Responsories for Holy Saturday

Source: Vulgate, Psalm 87.

The English translation is from King James version of Psalm 88. The final line is altered in the translation from the Latin original. "Posuerunt me" means "They have laid me," not "Thou hast laid me."

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Latin.png Latin text

Aestimatus sum cum descendentibus in lacum,
factus sum sicut homo sine adjutorio, inter mortuos liber.
Versus: Posuerunt me in lacu inferiori, in tenebrosis et in umbra mortis.
Factus sum sicut homo sine adjutorio, inter mortuos liber.
 

English.png English translation

I am counted with them that go down into the pit:
I am as a man that hath no strength: free among the dead.
Verse: Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
I am as a man that hath no strength: free among the dead.
Translation by Paul Pascal
 

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