| 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)
With true devotion stand steadfastly,
Shall it at once from here take flight.
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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