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Hi Michael,

Please help me translate the following biblical quote: "Sit at my right until I put your enemies under your feet."

Hoping for your favorable response.

Thank you.

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This comes from (in the traditional Septuagint/Vulgate numbering) Psalm 109, Verses 1 and 2.  St. Jerome's rendering in the Latin Vulgate is:  "Sede a dextris meis.  Donec ponam inimicos tuos, scabellum tuorum."

Psalm 109 has been used since ancient times as the first psalm of Sunday Vespers, and it also serves as the Introit of the First Mass of Christmas at Midnight (In Nocte).

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Classical Languages (Greek, Latin). Conversant with Classical Greek and all forms of the Latin language: classical, mediaeval, and modern.

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I have 50 years of teaching at all levels of Latin from high school through university postgraduate. I read, write, and speak Latin daily.

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A.B., M.A., D.Phil. (h.c.) in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin).

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