The formal text is accompanied by extensive notes in the margin in Amharic, called 'anedemtā' commentary, which serves as a reminder to the reader of commentaries about the specific words or passages next to which the notes are written.
In Psalms, strings of words were missing, but were then inserted above the line or after the line by the same scribe. These additional words (often ten or twelve in a row) are written in the same hand, but smaller.
Prayer to the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit). Praise of the Trinity based on God's attributes. Theology of the Triune God. Prayer for protection from evil spirits, evil persons, magicians, and sorcerers.