Sunday, January 20, 2013

Anna Karenina: Part V, Chapter 4

The Three Candles - Marc Chagall
The Three Candles, Marc Chagall

Today we have another passage from the wedding of Kitty and Levin in Part V, Chapter 4 of Anna Karenina:
Vouchsafe to them love made perfect, peace and help, O Lord, we beseech Thee, " the whole church seemed to breathe with the voice of the senior deacon. 
Levin heard the words, and they impressed him. "How did they guess that it is help, just help that one needs?" he thought, recalling all his fears and doubts of late. "What do I know? What can I do in this fearful business," he thought, "without help? Yes, it is help I need now." Part V, Chapter 4

Scriptural references:

1 John 4:17

King James Version 
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Psalm 46:1

King James Version 
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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