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- December 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm #407355Archive UserMemberhello!I try to understand the song “god rest ye merry, gentelmen”, and I got stuck on “the which his mother mary did nothing take in scorn”.I must say I speak hebrew – so its kinda hard to me, but I understands that mother mary didnt felt humiliated because her son (jesus) was born on the manger. am I right? if not, what it is means? can you tell me every word and it meaning?thank you!December 1, 2018 at 9:44 am #583604jediraverParticipant
We need to find someone really really really old who remembers the way they used to talk back then. I used to think the song said: “to which His mother Mary did nothing they could scorn.” That made sense, but now it doesn’t. Whoever wrote those lyrics can take in some scorn from me. Haha, just kidding. Anyone with any insight into prehistoric vernacular? Particularly “the which” and “take in scorn”
thnxSeptember 19, 2019 at 10:13 am #600178mysticwarrior2404Participant
i believe it references her being the virgin mother, therefore “nothing taken scorn” or “nothing of which scorn can be taken” means she has not partaken in premarital(before marriage) sexual intercourse which is seen as scornful and “the witch’s mother” Jesus was seen as a witch hence Jesus’s Crucifixion on the cross
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