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Psalm 106

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{106:1} Alleluia. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus: quoniam in sæculum misericordia eius.
{106:1} Alleluia. Confess to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy is with every generation.

{106:2} Dicant qui redempti sunt a Domino, quos redemit de manu inimici: et de regionibus congregavit eos:
{106:2} Let those who have been redeemed by the Lord say so: those whom he redeemed from the hand of the enemy and gathered from the regions,

{106:3} A solis ortu, et occasu: ab Aquilone, et mari.
{106:3} from the rising of the sun and its setting, from the north and from the sea.

{106:4} Erraverunt in solitudine in inaquoso: viam civitatis habitaculi non invenerunt,
{106:4} They wandered into solitude in a waterless place. They did not find the way of the city to be their dwelling place.

{106:5} Esurientes, et sitientes: anima eorum in ipsis defecit.
{106:5} They were hungry, and they were thirsty. Their soul fainted within them.

{106:6} Et clamaverunt ad Dominum cum tribularentur: et de necessitatibus eorum eripuit eos.
{106:6} And they cried out to the Lord in tribulation, and he rescued them in their necessity.

{106:7} Et deduxit eos in viam rectam: ut irent in civitatem habitationis.
{106:7} And he led them in the right way, so that they might go forth to a city of habitation.

~ Or, ‘on a straight path.’ The phrase ‘civitatem habitationis’ refers to a livable city, unlike the cities of the unbelievers, which are places of desolation for those who believe.

{106:8} Confiteantur Domino misericordiæ eius: et mirabilia eius filiis hominum.
{106:8} Let his mercies confess to the Lord, and let his miracles confess to the sons of men.

{106:9} Quia satiavit animam inanem: et animam esurientem satiavit bonis.
{106:9} For he has satisfied the empty soul, and he has satisfied the hungry soul with good things:

{106:10} Sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis: vinctos in mendicitate, et ferro.
{106:10} those sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, shackled by extreme poverty and by iron.

{106:11} Quia exacerbaverunt eloquia Dei: et consilium Altissimi irritaverunt.
{106:11} For they exasperated the eloquence of God, and they irritated the deliberation of the Most High.

{106:12} Et humiliatum est in laboribus cor eorum: infirmati sunt, nec fuit qui adiuvaret.
{106:12} And their heart was brought low with hardships. They were weakened, and there was no one to help them.

{106:13} Et clamaverunt ad Dominum cum tribularentur: et de necessitatibus eorum liberavit eos.
{106:13} And they cried out to the Lord in their tribulation, and he freed them from their distress.

{106:14} Et eduxit eos de tenebris, et umbra mortis: et vincula eorum dirupit.
{106:14} And he led them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and he broke apart their chains.

{106:15} Confiteantur Domino misericordiæ eius: et mirabilia eius filiis hominum.
{106:15} Let his mercies confess to the Lord, and let his miracles confess to the sons of men.

{106:16} Quia contrivit portas æreas: et vectes ferreos confregit.
{106:16} For he has crushed the gates of brass and broken the iron bars.

{106:17} Suscepit eos de via iniquitatis eorum: propter iniustitias enim suas humiliati sunt.
{106:17} He has taken them up, from the way of their iniquity. For they were brought low, because of their injustices.

{106:18} Omnem escam abominata est anima eorum: et appropinquaverunt usque ad portas mortis.
{106:18} Their soul abhorred all food, and they drew near even to the gates of death.

{106:19} Et clamaverunt ad Dominum cum tribularentur: et de necessitatibus eorum liberavit eos.
{106:19} And they cried out to the Lord in their tribulation, and he delivered them in their necessity.

{106:20} Misit verbum suum, et sanavit eos: et eripuit eos de interitionibus eorum.
{106:20} He sent his word, and he healed them, and he rescued them from their utter destruction.

{106:21} Confiteantur Domino misericordiæ eius: et mirabilia eius filiis hominum.
{106:21} Let his mercies confess to the Lord, and let his miracles confess to the sons of men.

{106:22} Et sacrificent sacrificium laudis: et annuncient opera eius in exultatione.
{106:22} And let them offer sacrifice with the sacrifice of praise, and let them announce his works in exultation.

{106:23} Qui descendunt mare in navibus, facientes operationem in aquis multis.
{106:23} Those who descend to the sea in ships, making their livelihood in the great waters:

{106:24} Ipsi viderunt opera Domini, et mirabilia eius in profundo.
{106:24} these have seen the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.

{106:25} Dixit, et stetit spiritus procellæ: et exaltati sunt fluctus eius.
{106:25} He spoke: and a windstorm stood up, and its waves were exalted.

{106:26} Ascendunt usque ad cælos, et descendunt usque ad abyssos: anima eorum in malis tabescebat.
{106:26} They ascend even to the heavens, and they descend even to the abyss. Their soul will waste away in distress.

{106:27} Turbati sunt, et moti sunt sicut ebrius: et omnis sapientia eorum devorata est.
{106:27} They were troubled, and they moved like a drunkard, and all their wisdom was consumed.

{106:28} Et clamaverunt ad Dominum cum tribularentur, et de necessitatibus eorum eduxit eos.
{106:28} And they cried out to the Lord in their tribulation, and he led them out of their distress.

{106:29} Et statuit procellam eius in auram: et siluerunt fluctus eius.
{106:29} And he replaced the storm with a breeze, and its waves were stilled.

{106:30} Et lætati sunt quia siluerunt: et deduxit eos in portum voluntatis eorum.
{106:30} And they were joyful that it was stilled, and he led them into the haven that they desired.

{106:31} Confiteantur Domino misericordiæ eius: et mirabilia eius filiis hominum.
{106:31} Let his mercies confess to the Lord, and let his miracles confess to the sons of men.

{106:32} Et exaltent eum in Ecclesia plebis: et in cathedra seniorum laudent eum.
{106:32} And let them exalt him in the Church of the people, and praise him in the chair of the elders.

{106:33} Posuit flumina in desertum: et exitus aquarum in sitim.
{106:33} He has placed rivers in the desert and sources of water in dry places,

{106:34} Terram fructiferam in salsuginem, a malitia inhabitantium in ea.
{106:34} a fruit-bearing land in the midst of brine, before the malice of those who dwell in it.

~ The fruitful land in the midst of brine symbolizes the faithful living in the midst of persons of malice.

{106:35} Posuit desertum in stagna aquarum: et terram sine aqua in exitus aquarum.
{106:35} He has placed a desert in the midst of pools of waters, and a land without water in the midst of sources of water.

{106:36} Et collocavit illic esurientes: et constituerunt civitatem habitationis.
{106:36} And he has gathered the hungry together there, and they constructed a city of habitation.

{106:37} Et seminaverunt agros, et plantaverunt vineas: et fecerunt fructum nativitatis.
{106:37} And they sowed fields and planted vineyards, and they produced the fruit of nativity.

{106:38} Et benedixit eis, et multiplicati sunt nimis: et iumenta eorum non minoravit.
{106:38} And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly. And he did not diminish their beasts of burden.

{106:39} Et pauci facti sunt: et vexati sunt a tribulatione malorum, et dolore.
{106:39} And they became few, and they were afflicted by the tribulation of evils and of sorrow.

{106:40} Effusa est contemptio super principes: et errare fecit eos in invio, et non in via.
{106:40} Contempt was poured over their leaders, and he caused them to wander in an impassable place, and not on the way.

{106:41} Et adiuvit pauperem de inopia: et posuit sicut oves familias.
{106:41} And he helped the poor out of destitution, and he stationed families like sheep.

{106:42} Videbunt recti, et lætabuntur: et omnis iniquitas oppilabit os suum.
{106:42} The upright will see, and they will rejoice. And every iniquity will block its mouth.

{106:43} Quis sapiens et custodiet hæc? et intelliget misericordias Domini?
{106:43} Who is wise and will keep these things? And who will understand the mercies of the Lord?

 

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