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Shibboleth: A Templar Monitor, by George Cooper Connor, [1894], at

p. 75


The Grand Encampment has adopted this reading of the Motto of the ancient Templars:

"Non nobis Domine; non nobis, sed Nomini tuo da gloriam."

In the "Biblia Sacra," published in Antwerp in 1605, we find this reading of it:

"Non nobis Domine, non nobis: sed Nomini tuo da gloriam."

These words are found in the "Biblia Sacra" as part of Psalm cxiii, verse 31. In the Accepted Version they form part of Psalm cxv: 1. It is probable that the omission of the comma after the second nobis, page 79, St. Louis Ritual, was a typographical blunder. As that Ritual no longer exists, the official reading adopted for the Grand Standard remains in force.


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