Translation © by Laura Prichard

Alleluia: Salus, et gloria et virtus Deo...
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
Alleluia: Salus, et gloria et virtus Deo nostro est:
Quia vera et iusta iudicia sunt eius

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Rejoice: Salvation, and glory and virtue...
Language: English  after the Latin 
Rejoice: Salvation, and glory and virtue [belong to] our God:
Because true and just are his judgments.

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Translator's notes:
This sacred Latin text comes from Revelation 19:1-2.
The Latin word alleluia, borrowed into English in a variety of spellings, is a transliteration of the Hebrew phrase הַלְלוּ יָהּ (Modern Hebrew hallūyāh, which is an intensification of hallelu: הַלְלוּ (second-person imperative masculine plural form of the Hebrew verb 'hillel': an exhortation to "praise" addressed to several people. Adding "yah" or "ia" to the ending of the word intensifies it: rejoice greatly. Some scholars interpret the last syllable of the word as a reference to the name of God, but this is a disputed, modern idea; nowhere else is the name of God said aloud, and in many instances, believers are specifically proscribed from saying the name.


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