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Latin Gospel Passion Narratives: Matthew 9

Here is the text taken from the Evangelium secundum Matthaeum. Scroll down the page for a segmented version of the text, with some grammar notes to help you in your reading.

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27:11-19 Iesus autem stetit ante praesidem; et interrogavit eum praeses dicens: "Tu es Rex Iudaeorum?" Dixit autem Iesus: "Tu dicis." Et cum accusaretur a principibus sacerdotum et senioribus, nihil respondit. Tunc dicit illi Pilatus: "Non audis quanta adversum te dicant testimonia?" Et non respondit ei ad ullum verbum, ita ut miraretur praeses vehementer. Per diem autem sollemnem consueverat praeses dimittere turbae unum vinctum, quem voluissent. Habebant autem tunc vinctum insignem, qui dicebatur Barabbas. Congregatis ergo illis dixit Pilatus: "Quem vultis dimittam vobis: Barabbam an Iesum, qui dicitur Christus?" Sciebat enim quod per invidiam tradidissent eum. Sedente autem illo pro tribunali, misit ad illum uxor eius dicens: "Nihil tibi et iusto illi. Multa enim passa sum hodie per visum propter eum."

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

27:11 Iesus autem
stetit ante praesidem;
et interrogavit eum praeses
dicens:

autem: postpositive

interrogavit...dicens : participle plus verb (he interrogated... and said...)

"Tu es
Rex Iudaeorum
?"
 
Dixit autem Iesus:
"Tu dicis."

autem: postpositive

27:12 Et cum accusaretur
a principibus sacerdotum et senioribus,
nihil respondit.

accusaretur: subjunctive with cum

27:13 Tunc dicit illi
Pilatus:
"Non audis
quanta
adversum te
dicant
testimonia
?"

quanta...testimonia: split phrase

dicant: subjunctive in indirect question introduced by audis

27:14 Et non respondit ei
ad ullum verbum,
ita ut miraretur praeses
vehementer.

miraretur: subjunctive with ut

27:15 Per diem autem sollemnem
consueverat praeses
dimittere turbae
unum vinctum,
quem voluissent.

autem: postpositive
per diem...sollemnem : split phrase
dimittere: complementary infinitive with consueverat
quem: relative pronoun, agreeing with vinctum in gender and number
voluissent: potential subjunctive, "whom(ever) they might want"

27:16 Habebant autem tunc
vinctum insignem,
qui dicebatur Barabbas.

autem: postpositive

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

27:17 Congregatis ergo illis
dixit Pilatus:
ergo: postpositive
congregatis...illis: split phrase - ablative absolute
"Quem vultis
dimittam vobis:
Barabbam
an Iesum,
qui dicitur Christus?"

dimittam = ut dimittam, subjunctive with ut

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

27:18 Sciebat enim
quod per invidiam
tradidissent eum.

enim: postpositive

tradidissent: subjunctive of attributed thought

27:19 Sedente autem illo
pro tribunali,
misit ad illum
uxor eius
dicens:

autem: postpositive
sedente...illo: split phrase - ablative absolute

misit...dicents : participle plus verb (she sent... and said...)

"Nihil tibi
et iusto illi.
nihil = nihil est
Multa enim
passa sum hodie
per visum
propter eum."
enim: postpositive

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