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Headword: *(/apac e)la/lhsen o( qeo/s
Adler number: alpha,2907
Translated headword: once did God speak
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [he spoke] categorically or completely. The [statement that] God spoke once [applies] not to a number, but to what will absolutely exist.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "once red, and not a tenth time pale." In reference to those lending money.[2]
Greek Original:
*(/apac e)la/lhsen o( qeo/s: a)nti\ tou= a)pofantikw=s h)\ pantelw=s. to\ a(/pac e)la/lhsen o( qeo\s ou)k e)pi\ a)riqmou=, a)ll' e)pi\ tou= pa/ntws e)some/nou. kai\ paroimi/a: *(/apac purro\s kai\ mh\ de/katon xlwro/s: e)pi\ tw=n daneizo/ntwn.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1333c-d) on Psalm 61.12 LXX.
[2] Not in the paroemiographers (but here again at alpha 3053 and pi 3235).
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 November 2000@05:24:03.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, raised status) on 25 November 2000@09:26:28.
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 16 August 2002@10:33:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 April 2010@05:10:16.
David Whitehead on 23 March 2012@07:22:15.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2015@11:13:31.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2015@08:25:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 September 2015@00:03:01.


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