191-192, pl. 44.15 (ph.) (ed. pr.)
CIIP IV.1 (2018): 2853 (ph.)
Painted on the wall of the chapel in the hermitage attributed to St. Iohannes Chozibites, the founder of the monastery, also known as the Hermitage of Gabriel, a monk who occupied it in the 20th cent. The inscription starts at the southwestern corner of the western wall of the chapel, going along the northern wall.
The quotation was used as a long dividing line between the paintings (CIIP IV.1 nos. 2849-2852) on the upper parts of the walls and the geometric decorations on the lower parts of the walls.
(8) [Οὐκ ἔστ]ιν ὅμοιός σο˹ι˺ ἐν θεοῖς, κ(ύρι)ε, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν κατὰ [τὰ ἔργα σου. (9) πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ὅσα ἐποίησας, ἥξουσιν καὶ προσκυνήσουσιν ἐνώπιόν σου, κ(ύρι)ε, καὶ δοξάσουσιν τὸ ὄνομά σου,] (10) ὅτ˹ι˺ μέγας εἶ σ˹ὺ˺ καὶ ποιῶν θα˹υ˺μάσια, σ˹ὺ˺ εἶ <ὁ> θ(εὸ)ς μόνος. (11) ὁδηγήσας με, κ(ύρι)ε, τῇ ὁδῷ σου, καὶ πορε˹ύ˺σομε <ἐν> τῇ ἀληθίᾳ σου· [εὐφρανθήτω ἡ καρδία μου τοῦ φοβεῖσθαι τὸ ὄνομά σου. (12) ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, κύριε ὁ θεός μου, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου καὶ δοξάσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, (13) ὅτι τὸ ἔλεός σου μέγα ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ καὶ ἐρρύσω τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐξ ᾅδου κατωτάτου.]
(8) Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. (9) All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. (10) For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. (11) You have taught me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. (12) I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. (13) For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. (CIIP, adapted from KJV)
Painted quotation of Ps. 85:8-13 on the walls of the chapel in the hermitage attributed to St. John Chozibites.