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Anon Lil 1VII/2 — bjóðandi ‘ruler’

Almáttigr guð allra stietta,
yfirbjóðandi eingla og þjóða,
ei þurfandi staða nie stunda,
staði haldandi í kyrrleiks valdi,
senn verandi úti og inni,
uppi og niðri og þar í miðju,
lof sie þier um aldr og æfi
eining sönn í þrennum greinum.

Almáttigr guð allra stietta, yfirbjóðandi eingla og þjóða, ei þurfandi staða nie stunda, haldandi staði í valdi kyrrleiks, senn verandi úti og inni, uppi og niðri og þar í miðju, sie þier lof um aldr og æfi, sönn eining í þrennum greinum.

Almighty God of all orders of things, supreme ruler of angels and peoples [= God], not dependent on places or times, holding places in the power of tranquility, at once being without and within, above and below and there in the middle, praise be to you forever and ever, true unity in three parts.

readings

[2] ‑bjóðandi: so 99a, 622, 713, 720b, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, ‘bioandinn’ Bb

notes

[2] yfirbjóðandi ‘supreme ruler’: This is the only occurrence of this word as a noun in ON: it is used as a pres. part. in Nik2 (Unger 1877, II, 157) and in Mar 1871, 617; see Sigfús Blöndal 1920-4 for its use in MIcel. Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) construes yfirbjóðandi as a pres. part. with allra stétta engla ok þjóða, translating Almægtige gud, som hersker over alle engles og folks skarer ‘Almighty God, who rules over all angels’ and peoples’ flocks’.

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