aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Exodus 3:13-14 in Old English

A friend has been preaching a series of sermons on the names of God in the Old Testament. Here is what God told Moses, translated into the English of a thousand years ago.

Ða cwæþ Moyses to hym: Nu ic ga to Israhela bearnum ond ic secge him, "Eowera fædere God me sende to eow," gyf hi cweþaþ to me, "Hwæt is hys nama"? hwæt secge ic him?

Ða cwæþ God to Moyse: IC EOM SE ÞE EOM, cwæþ he; Sege þus Israhela bearnum: SE ÞE IS me sende to eow.

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