21 August 2015

λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον

ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐ μὴ ἀφεθῇ ὧδε
λίθος ἐπὶ λίθον ὃς οὐ καταλυθήσεται.
Amen I say to you, there will not remain here
one stone upon a stone which will not be thrown down.
(Matthew 24:2)

"I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone"
(Robert Frost, "Mending Wall")

Such an incredible phrase.  I wonder what other occurrences there are of it.