The Thirteenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

We have come to an end here with the thirteenth repentance translation comparison. I hope you have enjoyed reading the comparisons. The point of this exercise is to show that one needs to check out various translations, if possible, of various works to get a full understanding of what the text is trying to say.Continue reading “The Thirteenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Twelfth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

We’re almost to the end. This is a long one. MacDermot Translation: I. ‘0 Light, forget not my song of praise. 2. For the Authades and his lion-faced power opened their mouths against me, they dealt cunningly with me. 3. And they surrounded me, wishing to take away my power; and they hated me becauseContinue reading “The Twelfth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Tenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Almost there! This is a rather short passage. Below are the comparisons. MacDermot Translation: 1. ‘I have cried out to thee, 0 Light of Lights, in my affliction, and thou hast heard me. 2. 0 Light, save my power from unjust and iniquitous lips, and from cunning snares. 3. The light which was taken awayContinue reading “The Tenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Ninth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

This is a long one. Here is the ninth repentance of Pistis Sophia, side-by-side translations. Best viewed via desktop mode. MacDermot Translation: 1. ‘0 Light, smite down those who have taken my power away from me; and take the power from those who have taken mine from me. 2. For I am thy power and thy light;Continue reading “The Ninth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Eighth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Onto the Eighth Repentance of Pistis Sophia, side by side translation comparisons. Best viewable in desktop mode. MacDermot Translation: 1. I have hoped in thee, 0 Lord. Let me not be put to shame for ever; save me in thy righteousness. 2. Incline thine ear to me; save me quickly, be to me a protectingContinue reading “The Eighth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Seventh Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Side by side translations of the Seventh Repentance of Pistis Sophia. As always, desktop view recommended. MacDermot Translation: 1. 0 Light, I have raised up my power to thee, my Light. 2. I have believed in thee; do not make me to be despised. Do not make the archons of the twelve aeons, which hateContinue reading “The Seventh Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Sixth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Here is the sixth repentance of Pistis Sophia, side by side translation. Desktop view recommended. MacDermot Translation: 1. I have sung praises to thee, 0 Light, in the darkness below. 2. Hear my repentance, and may thy light give heed to the voice of my entreaty. 3. 0 Light, if thou dost remember my sins IContinue reading “The Sixth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”

The Fourth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Here is the fourth repentance of Pistis Sophia side by side translations. As always, best viewed in desktop mode. MacDermot Translation: I. 0 Light whom I have trusted, hear my repentance; and Iet my voice come into thy dwelling-place. 2. Do not turn thy image of light away from me, but give heed to me.Continue reading “The Fourth Repentance of Pistis Sophia”