BWV 54 Widerstehe doch der Sünde
Oculi (Third Sunday in Lent), First and Twentieth Sundays after Trinity, and probably for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity.
Georg Christian Lehms, Gottgefälliges Kirchen-Opffer (Darmstadt, 1711); Facs: Neumann T, p. 259.
?15 July 1714, Weimar; Parody: 1 ---> St. Mark Passion, BWV 247/53.
BG 12, 2; NBA I/18.
1. Aria (A)
Stand steadfast against transgression,
For God's glory to dishonor
Brings a curse of fatal doom.
2. Recit. (A)
The shape of vile transgression
3. Aria (A)
Who sin commits is of the devil,(3)
1. Cf. Mt. 23:27.
2. Josephus, Bellum Judaicum, IV. 8. 4, writes that apples of Sodom looked like edible fruit, but turned to smoke and ashes when picked.
3. Cf. Dürr, p. 369, and BWV 179/3.
3. Cf. 1 Jn. 3:8.
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