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Evangelia, qua leguntur per ann˙m singulß die Dominica
(Latin) Gospels that are read through each year on the Lord's Day
Translated into Potawatomi by Maurice Gailland, S.J.

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Dominica V post Pentecosten


Matt. V. v. 20-24

[page] 107

[20] "Iwpi JESOS otinan enonudjin: keten kitininim kichpin tchi nowetch pwo minojuwepisiyek, nepiŰke÷nenniwog, Phariseńg ke ejijuwepisiwat, tchowin kik˙pitikŕsim Ok˙ma˙winig Wakwig.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
[21] kikin[o]tam kakowat kiŰta nichinabeg: kego woyi nissakin; Wekwen tchi kenissak[w]en woyi, k˙yanimisi tipakonikewinig.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
[22] Nintchi kitininim: wekwen kŔnichkatchitońkwen ouikanŕ´n nich, kuyanimisi tipakonikewinig. Wekwen tchi ke´nakwen wikanŕ´n: Raca, wossime kuyanimisi. Wekwen tchi: kiwa÷natiss, ke´nakwen, kuyanimisi chkoteg

[page] 108

namikam˙g.
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire.
[23] Piyitoyin wapokettinikŕyin NemŰokamikog, ipe tchi mýkwenitamin, kika»n emiyanŕnim˙g, nikÚten ipe kiminitauwin[.]
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
[24] Wapokattinikŕyin, Chińn tchi kika»n etchi´yit minokinoch tchi; pama tchi piŰ'chińn, ewi piyipokettinekŕyin kiminita˙win."
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Notes:

In the Potawatomi text, letters in brackets could not be read with certainty. Words added to the English translation are enclosed in brackets. The Jesuits constructed an elaborate orthography that utilized diacritical marks extensively. Occasionally, more than one such mark was associated with a single letter. In that event, the second diacritical mark follows the letter with which it is associated in the manuscript. Similarly, when the html symbol set does not include the letter/diacritical mark combination, the diacritical mark is inserted after the letter. In chapter 22, verse 18, /enemŕĘkasoře»g/ demonstrates both of these situations.

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