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PAPS THAT GIVE SUCK

In a recent lectionary reading from the Gospel of Luke (Luke 11: 27), a crowd has been following Jesus and listening to him speak about demon possession and exorcism. Somewhere in the rustling, listening group, a woman calls out to him,
"Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou has sucked." (King James Version)
Being an ex-English major and Bible nerd, I had to go look up all the other translations for this verse. Here's the New King James Version:
"Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you." Well, ok-ish, but getting dimmer.
The New International Version has,
"Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." A tad wordy.
The Message translates this as, "Blessed the womb that carried you, and the breasts at which you nursed." Awkward, I'd say. And not fleshy enough for me.
Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou has sucked.
There's a picture to stop you in your tracks …

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