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« on: March 13, 2014, 02:53:49 AM »

I'm looking for a psalter that is very small, maybe around the size of the Antiochian red prayer book or a bit bigger. The HTM version is pretty large for a "pocket" psalter. Do they maybe make a paperback or something of that sort?

Elizabethan English is preferred.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 03:23:09 AM »

Would the SVS do?
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 05:27:15 PM »

I'm looking for a psalter that is very small, maybe around the size of the Antiochian red prayer book or a bit bigger. The HTM version is pretty large for a "pocket" psalter. Do they maybe make a paperback or something of that sort?

Elizabethan English is preferred.

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The HTM version which Arachne linked to is quite convenient if you insist on something like Elizabethan English: it fits in just about every pocket I can imagine.  The one that I normally use, however, is this.  Modern English (I can't get used to the HTM translation, no matter how hard I try) and slightly bigger, but softcover. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 05:49:45 PM »

I'm looking for a psalter that is very small, maybe around the size of the Antiochian red prayer book or a bit bigger. The HTM version is pretty large for a "pocket" psalter. Do they maybe make a paperback or something of that sort?

Elizabethan English is preferred.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 05:52:27 PM »

Does it have to be a Psalter? And what is the use... for example, how large does the text have to be? I bought a pocket NT a while back that is quite small and could fit in a 12 year old's skinny jeans... but the font is very small. But on the plus side you get a serving of Gospels with it. But maybe you just want/need the Psalms...
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 05:54:45 PM »

The HTM/SVS is too big for me, it's what I've got now.

*, a NT and psalms could work. The size is the main thing.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 06:03:55 PM »

*, a NT and psalms could work. The size is the main thing.

In that case, why not one of those Gideons NT/Psalms/Proverbs editions?  I have a KJV and a NKJV, and they are small and free (I got mine free, anyway).  I keep one on me just in case I want to read a bit during a free moment or if I have to pray with someone unexpectedly, so I don't use it to pray the Psalter regularly, but it could work for you.  

Also, there is an Orthodox NT/Psalms of similar size which was intended as a "military" edition, but you can buy it cheap.  It uses the RSV, I think, and has some basic prayers and other material in the back.  It is nice.  
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 06:42:26 PM »

I bought this Pocket NT w/Psalms and Proverbs about a month and a half ago, for $4.04 (with free shipping since I have Prime). They give the dimensions as: 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.7 inches. Mine (exactly) measures: 4 11/16" x 3 1/16" x 9/16". The type is very small; here's the text next to Times New Roman at 10 and 8 points for a comparison:



The text you see in the real life version is a smaller size than the words in the image above, but they are also clearer (my scanner blurred things a bit). I find the book acceptable for my purposes, but I think it would be difficult to read if you were walking/moving, or had dim lighting.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 02:28:16 AM »

You know I think I've been underestimating the size of my pockets. Either that or overestimating the amount of space that my Glock takes. I think the HTM actually fits.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 05:30:10 AM »

You know I think I've been underestimating the size of my pockets. Either that or overestimating the amount of space that my Glock takes. I think the HTM actually fits.

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 06:13:15 AM »

The text you see in the real life version is a smaller size than the words in the image above, but they are also clearer (my scanner blurred things a bit). I find the book acceptable for my purposes, but I think it would be difficult to read if you were walking/moving, or had dim lighting.

I saw a nifty one like that the other day, with a zip-up cover, but even standing still I needed a magnifier to read it clearly. Shame. Sad
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 04:23:04 PM »

You know I think I've been underestimating the size of my pockets. Either that or overestimating the amount of space that my Glock takes. I think the HTM actually fits.

Ah, the age-old Psalter/ Glock dilemma. They say this is why Chuck Norris invented cargo pants.
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