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Find that Greek Verse for January 22nd, 2023

Brian K. Mitchell

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A now world famous Irish band took inspiration from following verses for a song found on their 1983 album the band would later use this song to end their concerts throughout the 1980's. (note the English and the Greek versification differ greatly)


Υπομένων ὑπέμεινα τὸν κύριον, καὶ προσέσχεν μοι
        καὶ εἰσήκουσεν τῆς δεήσεώς μου·
    καὶ ἀνήγαγέν με ἐκ λάκκου ταλαιπωρίας
        καὶ ἀπὸ πηλοῦ ἰλύος,
    καὶ ἔστησεν ἐπὶ πέτραν τοὺς πόδας μου,
        καὶ κατηύθυνεν τὰ διαβήματά μου·
     καὶ ἐνέβαλεν εἰς τὸ στόμα μου ᾆσμα καινόν,


ὑπομένω    (to endure, remain, wait upon) ,  ὁ    (the, who, which), κύριος (lord, master, the Lord), καί    (and, also, even, and yet, but)
προσέχω    (to pay attention to), ἐγώ    I (sg.); we (pl.) εἰσακούω    (to hear, hearken), δέησις    (entreaty, request, prayer), ἀνάγω   ( to take up, to raise, offer up, bring)
ἐκ    (+gen) of, out of, from, λάκκος    (pit, prison, cistern; pond, lake), ταλαιπωρία    (misery; hardship)

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The Answer to Find This Verse is:


Psalm 40 (at least in most English Bible translations) or  Psalm 39 in the LXX and Latin versions.


Band: U2

album: War

Song: "40" How long

Year: 1983



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