Ancient Verses for Today


Here is a parchment leaf from an ancient Greek codex, about the 5th century AD, with verses from Psalm 3:4-8. When I consider the antiquity of God’s Word, preserved through the ages, not one jot or tittle having been lost, it gives me such a sense of security and hope.

Psalm 3:4-8

To the LORD I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

I will not fear the tens of thousands
drawn up against me on every side.

Arise, O LORD!
Deliver me, O my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the LORD comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

Read about the oldest surviving manuscript of the New Testiment containing the Pauline Epistles.


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