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BERNLEF?

Heliand

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... Aan de maan wordt het zichtbaar

en aan de zon evenzo: zwart worden beide

bevangen door duisternis. Dan vallen de sterren,

de heldere hemellichten, en verheft zich de aarde,

het brede land beeft: het zijn de bakens van het einde.

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Vertaling : Jaap Van Vredendaal e.a.

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Tho sagda he that her scoldi cumin en wiscuning

mari endi mahtig an thesan middelgard

bezton giburdies; quad that it scoldi wesan barn

godes,

quad that he thesero weroldes waldan scoldi

gio te ewandaga, erdun endi himiles.

He quad that an them selbon daga, the ina salingna

an thesan middilgard modar gidrogi

so quad he that ostana en scoldi skinan

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Then he spoke and said there would come a wise king, magnificent and mighty, to this middle realm; he would be of the best birth; he said that he would be the Son of God,

he said that he would rule this world,

earth and sky, always and forevermore.

he said that on the same day on which the mother gave birth to the Blessed One in this middle realm, in the East, he said,

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Translation : G. Ronald MURPHY