Another inverted quote

Readers may remember the mysterious Seidel’s law and inverted quotes. Here is another example of what seems to be typical – the switching of the word order of a component of the statement when it is being recalled. Clearly this is deliberate but the reason is yet to be deciphered.

Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Deuteronomy 1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

The most up to date list of examples is here –Inverted quotes March 2018


One thought on “Another inverted quote”

  1. Rachel Robson noted this great example:

    Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken HEART; and saveth such as be of a contrite SPIRIT.”

    Psalm 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken SPIRIT:
    a broken and a contrite HEART, O God, thou wilt not despise”.

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