Phrases from the Vulgate Latin Bible

Vulgate Latin Bible

Translated from Hebrew and Greek into Latin by St. Jerome

In the fourth century, Pope Damasus I ordered Jerome to create a translation from Hebrew and Greek into Latin suitable for prayer and liturgical use. The translation duly completed according to the canon of the Roman Catholic Church, is called Latin Vulgate.

  1. A saeculo confregisti iugum tuum, rupisti vincula tua et dixisti: "Non serviam" In omni enim colle sublimi et sub omni ligno frondoso tu prosternebaris meretrix - Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, 'I will not serve you!' Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a prostitute (Vulgate - Jeremiah 2, 20)
  2. Abyssus abyssum vocat in voce - Deep calleth on deep (Vulgate - Psalm 41, 8)
  3. Ad ephesios - To the Ephesians (One of the books in the Vulgate - It also refers to words to the wind, or to speak without being listen to)
  4. Ad ephesios - To the Ephisians (Vulgate - Letter to Paul to the inhabitants of Ephesus, where he encourages them to banish falsehood and to behave as wise men)
  5. Ad orbis non veritas - In the world there is no truth (Vulgate - Letter of Apostle Paul to the Corinthians - It means that truth does not come from this world, but from heaven)
  6. Adjuctorium nostrum in nomine domini qui fecit caellum et terrram - Our help is the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Vulgate - Psalm 121:2)
  7. Amen dico vobis quia unus vestrum me traditurus est - Truly I say to you that one of you shall betray me (Vulgate - Matthew 26, 20 - Said by Jesus)
  8. Amicus fidelis protectio fortis; qui autem invenit illum, invenit thesaurum. Amico fideli nulla est comparatio, et non est ponderatio contra bonitatem illius - A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; The one who finds one finds a treasure (Vulgate Sirach /Ecclesiastes 6, 14)
  9. Argue sapientem et diliget te - Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee (Vulgate - Proverbs 9, 8)
  10. At ubi venit plenitudo temporis misit Deus Filium suum factum ex muliere, factum sub lege - But, when the time was fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born subject to Law (Vulgate - Galatians 4, 4)
  11. Beati mundo corde: quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Vulgate - Matthew 5:8)
  12. Beati pauperes spiritu quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum - Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Vulgate - Matthew 5,3)
  13. Beatius est magis dare quam accipere - It is more blessed to give than to receive (Vulgate - Acts 20, 35 - Said by Jesus)
  14. Beatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum - Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked (Vulgate - Psalm 1,1)
  15. Benedictus Deus Israhel quia visitavit et fecit redemptionem plebi suae - B Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people (Vulgate - Luke 1, 68)
  16. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini - Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord (Vulgate - John 12, 13)
  17. Bonum vinum laetificat cor homini - Good wine gladdens a person's heart (Vulgate - Proverbs)
  18. Certa Bonum Certamen - Fight the Good Fight (Vulgate - 1st Timothy 6, 12)
  19. Christus per fidem habitat in cordibus vestris - Christ by faith dwells in your hearts (Vulgate - Saint Paul - Ephesians 3: 17)
  20. Consummatum est - It is consumed (It is finished - Vulgate - John 19, 30)
  21. Cui amat periculum in illo peribit - Whoever loves danger will perish by it. (Vulgate - Ecclesiasticus or Sirach III)
  22. Da mihi animas, et caetera tolle - Give me the souls and keep the rest (Vulgate - Genesis 14,21)
  23. De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine - Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord (Vulgate - Psalms 130, 1)
  24. Deo ignoto - The Unknown God (Vulgate - Acts 17, 23; Saint Peter found this phrase inscribed in an altar in Athens Greece. He used this to tell the greeks that he will preach to them about a God that is unkown to them)
  25. Desiderio desideravi hoc pascha manducare vobiscum - I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you (Vulgate - Luke 22,16 - Said by Jesus Christ at the last supper)
  26. Deus meus, Deus meus, ut quid dereliquisti me - My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" (Said by Jesus Christ at the cross - Vulgate - Mark 15,34 and Matthew 27,46)
  27. Dicit ei Iesus quia vidisti me credidisti beati qui non viderunt et crediderunt - Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed (Vulgate - John 20, 24)
  28. Dixit qui cedebat in throno; ecce nova facio omnia - The one who was seated on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new (Vulgate - Revelation 21: 5 )
  29. Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit, sit nomen Domini benedictus - The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be praised. (Vulgate - Job 1, 21 - said by Job after he lost all his riches)
  30. Dominus illuminatio mea - The Lord is my light (Vulgate, Psalms 27, 1 - Motto of Oxford University)
  31. Duc in Altum - Guiding towards the High [God] (Vulgate - Luke 5,4)
  32. Ecce agnus dei qui tollit peccata mundi - Behold the lamb of God who take away the sin of the world (Vulgate - John 1, 29 - In reference to Christ and his sacrifice)
  33. Ecce homo! - 'Behold the man!' (Vulgate - John 19,5 - Said by Pontius Pilate during the trial of Jesus - Used by many artist to depict the scene)
  34. Ego autem dico vobis: Diligite inimicos vestros - But I say to you, love your enemies (Vulgate - Matthew 5,44)
  35. Ego sum Alpha et Omega - I am alpha and omega (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - John, Apocalypses 1,8 - I am the beginning and the end - Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega is the last)
  36. Ego sum lux mundi - I am the light of the world (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - John 8,12)
  37. Ego sum qui sum - I am who I am (Vulgate - Exodus 3,14 - God explaining who He is to Moses)
  38. Ego sum via, veritas et vita - I am the way, the truth and Life (Vulgate - John 14,6 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  39. Eis qui sine peccato est vestrum primus in illam lapidem mittat - He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her (Vulgate - John 8, 7 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  40. Epphetha, epphetha - Open yourself, open yourself (Ecclesiastical term - It is an Aramaic word meaning open yourself, which was spoken by Jesus to heal a deaf priest - Vulgate, Mark 7, 34)
  41. Eritis sicut dii - You shall be as gods (Ecclesiastical term - Words that the serpent directs to Eve in paradise, to invite her to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil - Vulgate - Genesis 3,5 )
  42. Et ego dico tibi quia tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam - And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Vulgate - Matthew 16,18)
  43. Et ei qui vult tecum iudicio contendere et tunicam tuam tollere remitte ei et pallium - And whoever wants to sue you and take your shirt, also let him have your coat (Vulgate - Matthew 5,40 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  44. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis - And peace to men of good will on earth (Vulgate, Luke 2, 14 - Used in Christmas cards)
  45. Et iterum dico vobis facilius est camelum per foramen acus transire quam divitem intrare in regnum caelorum - And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God (Vulgate - Matthew 19,24 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  46. Et lux in tenebris Lucet - And the Light shines in darkness (Vulgate - John 1,5 Et lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt)
  47. Et siluit terra in conspectu eius - And the earth was quiet before him (Vulgate - Book of Machabees 1,4 - in reference to Alexander the Great)
  48. Et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam - And upon this rock I will build My church - (Vulgate - Matthew 16, 18)
  49. Et verbum caro factum est et habitabit in nobis - And the word was made flesh (Vulgate - John 1,14)
  50. Ex abundantia cordis os loquitur - For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. (Vulgate - Matthew 12, 34)
  51. Favus distillans labia tus, mel et lac sub lingua tua - Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue (Vulgate - Salomon 4,11)
  52. Fiat lux - Let there be light (Vulgate - Genesis 1, 3)
  53. Fiat voluntas tua - Thy Will shall be done (Vulgate, Matthew 6,10)
  54. Gloria in altissimis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis - Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those who have his good will! (Vulgate - Luke 2, 14)
  55. Gloriosa dicta sunt de te - Glorious things are said of thee (Vulgate - Book of Psalms, Psalm 86)
  56. Hic est filius meus dilectus - This is My beloved Son (Vulgate - Matthew 3,1)
  57. Hoc est corpus meum - This is my body (Vulgate - Luke 22, 19 - Said by Jesus Christ during the last supper)
  58. Hoc est praeceptum meum ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos - This is my commandment to you, to love one another as I have loved you (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - John 15, 12)
  59. Hoc facite in meam commemorationem - Do this in remembrance of me (Vulgate - Mark 22, 19 - Said by Jesus Christ during the last supper)
  60. Hora est iam nos de somno surgere - It's time for you to wake up (Vulgate - Romans 13, 11)
  61. Hosanna benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini - Happiness! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord (Vulgate - Mark 11,9)
  62. Hosanna, filio David - Hosanna to the Son of David (Vulgate - Mark 11.9)
  63. Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum - Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews (Inscribed on top of Jesus' cross - Vulgate: Matthew 27,37, Mark 15,26; Luke 23,38; and y John 19,19 - Abbreviated as INRI)
  64. Ignem veni mittere in terram et quid volo si accendatur - I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - Luke 12, 49)
  65. In diebus illis ... - In those days .. (Vulgate - Used at the start of a narration)
  66. In Libertatem Vocati - You have been called unto liberty (Vulgate - Galatians 5, 13)
  67. In patientia vestra possidebitis animas vestras - By your endurance you will gain your lives (Vulgate - Luke 21, 19)
  68. In principio erat Verbum - In the beginning was the Word, (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - John 1, 1)
  69. In sudore vultus tui ovesceris pane donec revertaris in terram de qua sumptus es quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris - By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken (Vulgate - Genesis 3, 19)
  70. Initio sapientiae timor Domini - The beginning of knowledge is fear of the Lord (Vulgate - Psalm 111, 9)
  71. Irascimini et nolite peccare - Be angry without doing sin (Vulgate - Ephesians 4,26 - Epistle of Santiago)
  72. Lavabo inter innocentes manus meas - Wash my hands in innocence (Vulgate - Psalms 25,6)
  73. Mane nobiscum quoniam advesperascitt - Stay with us Lord, because it's getting late. (Vulgate - Luke 24, 29 - Petition of the disciples on the road to Amaus Gospels)
  74. Mater et magistra - Mother and teacher (Vulgate - Encyclical of John XXIII)
  75. Memento homo, quia pulvis eris et in pulverem reverteris - Remember man, that you are dust and to dust you return (Ecclesiastical term - Used in the ceremony of the imposition of Ash Wednesday - Vulgate, Genesis 3.19)
  76. Mihi vindicta: ego retribuam, dicit Dominus - Vengeance is mine, I will retribution, says the Lord (Vulgate - extract of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans chapter 12 verse 19. Paul here quotes a verse from the book of Deuteronomy Chap. 32 verse 35 Mea est ultio, et ego retribuam in tempore, in quo labetur pes eorum! Iuxta est dies perditionis, et adesse festinat sors eorum. Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them)
  77. Militia est vita hominis super Terram - The life of man on earth is to work (Vulgate - Book of Job 7, 1)
  78. Modicae fidei, quare dubitasti? - Man of little faith, why do you hesitate? (Vulgate - Said by Jesus Christ - Matthew 14, 33 - Jesus is mad with Peterís refusal to walk on water)
  79. Multi autem sunt vocati pauci vero electi - Many are called but few chosen (Vulgate, Matthew 22,14 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  80. Nemo potest duobus dominis servire aut enim unum odio habebit et alterum diliget aut unum sustinebit et alterum contemnet non potestis Deo servire et mamonae - No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. (Vulgate - Matthew 6, 24 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  81. Neque dicent ecce hic aut ecce illic ecce enim regnum Dei intra vos est - Do not say, "Look, here it is" or "there it is", for the kingdom of God is within you (Vulgate - Luke 17, 21 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  82. Nihil novum sub sole - There is nothing new under the sun (Vulgate - Ecclesiastes 1, 9 )
  83. Noli me tangere! - Do not touch me! (Vulgate - John 20, 17 - Said by Jesus Christ to Mary Magdalene - In medicine it refers to those organs (e.g. the heart) that not should be operated.)
  84. Nolite mitere margaritas ante porcos - Do not throw daisies at pigs (Vulgate - Matthew 7.6)
  85. Non diligamus verbo nec lingua sed in opere et veritate - Let us not love with word or with tongue, but with deeds and truth (Vulgate - verse 3, 18 of the 1st Epistle of John)
  86. Non enim veni vocare iustos sed peccatores - I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - Matthew 9, 13)
  87. Non erit impossibile apud Deum omne verbum - There is nothing impossible for God (Vulgate - Luke 1, 37)
  88. Non est opus valentibus medico sed male habentibus - The healthy do not need the doctor, but the sick do (Said by Jesus Christ - Vulgate - Matthew 9, 12)
  89. Non fecit taliter omni natione - [God] has not done this for any other nation (or people) (Vulgate - Psalm 147, 20)
  90. Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam - Nothing for us, Lord, nothing for us but for the glory of thy name (Motto and fundamental principle of the Order of the Knights Templars, founded by St. Bernardus Clairval in 1118, similar to the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. The order began with nine knights and advocated Christian humility. This order became so rich, powerful and influential that King Philip the Fair (French) removed them, with the blessing of the Pope, and seized their wealth. This motto denotes submission and total surrender to God - Taken from the Vulgate - Psalm 113.9)
  91. Non possumus - We can not (Vulgate - Acts 4, 20)
  92. Non resistere malo sed si quis te percusserit in dextera maxilla tua praebe illi et alteram - Do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Vulgate - Matthew 5, 39 - Said by Jesus Christ)
  93. Non serviam - I will not serve (Vulgate - Jeremiah 2, 20)
  94. Non serviam - I will not serve (Vulgate - Jeremiah 2.20)
  95. Nunc dimittis, servum tuum domine - Now you can send your servant, sir (Vulgate - Luke 2,29 - Words that the Jewish priest Simeon said when he took Jesus in his arms to be presented at the Temple in Jerusalem)
  96. O quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum! - Oh, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! "(Vulgate - Psalm 133, 1 - literally: "live together as brothers," but it is understood that refers to a communion of feelings )
  97. Oculum pro oculo, et dentem pro dente - An eye for eye, tooth for tooth (Vulgate, Exodus 41.24)
  98. Omnia per Ipsum Facta Sunt - All things are or happen by themselves (Vulgate - John 1:3)
  99. Omnibus enim mobilibus mobilior est sapientia - Of all the things that move, wisdom moves the most (Vulgate, the Book of Wisdom 7.24)
  100. Opus iustitiae pax - The work of peace is justice (Vulgate - Episcopal & Papal motto of Pope Ven. Pius XII, Rome lore has it that Mons. Pacelli got his motto from here - walking by Santa Maria dell' Anima for countless years and having read these words as he passed. A verse from Isaiah 32: 17. Source: orbis catholicus secundus blog - Thank you: Claire S)

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