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Latin Gospel Passion Narratives: Matthew 8

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27:1-10 Mane autem facto, consilium inierunt omnes principes sacerdotum et seniores populi adversus Iesum, ut eum morti traderent. Et vinctum adduxerunt eum et tradiderunt Pilato praesidi. Tunc videns Iudas, qui eum tradidit, quod damnatus esset, paenitentia ductus, rettulit triginta argenteos principibus sacerdotum et senioribus dicens: "Peccavi tradens sanguinem innocentem." At illi dixerunt: "Quid ad nos? Tu videris!" Et proiectis argenteis in templo, recessit et abiens laqueo se suspendit. Principes autem sacerdotum, acceptis argenteis, dixerunt: "Non licet mittere eos in corbanam, quia pretium sanguinis est." Consilio autem inito, emerunt ex illis agrum Figuli in sepulturam peregrinorum. Propter hoc vocatus est ager ille ager Sanguinis usque in hodiernum diem. Tunc impletum est quod dictum est per Ieremiam prophetam dicentem: "Et acceperunt triginta argenteos, pretium appretiati quem appretiaverunt a filiis Israel, et dederunt eos in agrum Figuli, sicut constituit mihi Dominus."

Here is a segmented version of the text to help you in your reading comprehension.

27:1 Mane autem facto,
consilium inierunt
omnes principes sacerdotum
et seniores populi
adversus Iesum,
ut eum
morti traderent.

autem: postpositive

mane...facto: ablative absolute - split phrase

traderent: subjunctive with ut

27:2
Et vinctum
adduxerunt eum
et tradiderunt
Pilato praesidi.
 
27:3 Tunc videns
Iudas,
qui eum tradidit,
quod damnatus esset,
paenitentia ductus,
rettulit triginta argenteos
principibus sacerdotum
et senioribus

videns...rettulit: participle plus verb (he saw... and gave back...)

qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with Iudas in gender and number

damnatus esset: subjunctive for attributed thought

 

27:4 dicens:
"Peccavi
tradens sanguinem innocentem."

peccavi...tradens : participle plus verb (I sinned... [because] I handed over...)

At illi dixerunt:
"Quid ad nos?
Tu videris!"

quid ad nos = quid est ad nos, "what does it have to do with us?"

videris: subjunctive as imperative

27:5 Et proiectis argenteis
in templo,
recessit
et abiens
laqueo se suspendit.

proiectis argenteis: ablative absolute

abiens...suspendit : participle plus verb (he went away... and hanged...)

27:6 Principes autem sacerdotum,
acceptis argenteis,
dixerunt:

autem: postpositive

acceptis argenteis: ablative absolute

"Non licet mittere eos
in corbanam,
quia pretium sanguinis est."

mittere: complementary infinitive with licet

27:7 Consilio autem inito,
emerunt ex illis
agrum Figuli
in sepulturam peregrinorum.
autem: postpositive
consilio inito: split phrase - ablative absolute
27:8 Propter hoc
vocatus est ager ille
ager Sanguinis
usque in hodiernum diem.
 
27:9 Tunc impletum est
quod dictum est
per Ieremiam prophetam
dicentem:

quod: relative pronoun, agreeing with the unexpressed subject of impletum est

"Et acceperunt
triginta argenteos
,
pretium appretiati
quem appretiaverunt
a filiis Israel,
quem: relative pronoun, agreeing with appretiati in gender and number
27:10 et dederunt eos
in agrum Figuli,
sicut constituit mihi
Dominus."
 

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