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Hoorn's Religious Heritage walk: religious statues and wall panels

12. Oosterpoort

kaart We cross the bridge over the sluice gates walking on to the end of the Kleine Oost and through the town gate, the Oosterpoort, East gate, to look at the carved inscription.

Standing on the bridge we can see the Latin text of Psalms 126 v.1:

nil prosunt vigilum excubiæ nihil arma, minæ que murorum ingentes raucæue tonitrua cannæ 1578 ni deus hancce velis regere ac tutarier irbem.

Nothing avails the guards watch, not weapons, not the threat of massive walls, not the thunder of heavy armoury, if Thou, O God, do not direct and protect this town

The Knox translation is rather different:

Vain is the builder's toil, if the house is not of the Lord's building; vainly the guard keeps watch, if the city has not the Lord for its guardian.

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