Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Coptic Matthew 24:9-14

'Then comes the End'

9.tote senaparadidou mmwtn euqliyis. nsemouout mmwtn ntetnSwpe mmoste mmwtn ebol Hitn nHeqnos throu etbe paran
Then they will give you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will become hated by all the nations because of my name.

10.tote senaskandalize nCi HaH. nseparadidou nneuerhu. nsemesteneuerhu
(And) then many will be brought to downfall and will give one another over/betray one another and will hate one another.

11.nsetwoun nCi HaH mprofhths nnouJ nseplana noumhhSe
And many false/lying prophets will arise and lead many astray.

12.Hm ptresaSai nCi tanomia snaaroS nCi tagaph nHaH
In the increase/multiplication of lawlessness, the love of the many/the majority will become cold.

13.petnaHupomeine de Sabol pai petnaouJai
But the one who will endure to the end, this is the one who will be saved.

14.nsetaSeoeiS mpeieuaggelion ntmntrro Hrai Hn toikoumenh thrs. eumntmntre nnHeqnos throu tote snhu nCi qah
And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached/proclaimed in the whole inhabited earth as a witness/testimony to all the nations. Then the End is about to come.

Next: Readings from the Sahidic Coptic Canonical Gospel of Mark

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