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1The Latin Vulgate frequently uses the construction of ago + paenitentiam to express the verb repent. Latin does have the verb paeniteo but it is used primarily in the sense of regret. Return to text.
2The Catholic church uses the passive voice (misereatur) in the similar Christian expression. Grammatically, that makes no sense to me so I chose to use the active voice. Misereo takes the genitive. Return to text.
3 To my knowledge, Latin does not possess a verb which encompasses the meaning of the English verb trespass. The The Bantam New College Latin and English Dictionary that I have suggests using the idiom in alienum fundum ingredi (sine domini permissu). Return to text.

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