Psalm 126

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Psalm 126 Prayer Audio in Latin


{126:1} Canticum graduum Salomonis. Nisi Dominus ædificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt qui ædificant eam. Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem, frustra vigilat qui custodit eam.
{126:1} A Canticle in steps: of Solomon. Unless the Lord has built the house, those who build it have labored in vain. Unless the Lord has guarded the city, he who guards it watches in vain.

{126:2} Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere: surgite postquam sederitis, qui manducatis panem doloris. Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum.
{126:2} It is in vain that you rise before daylight, that you rise up after you have sat down, you who chew the bread of sorrow. Whereas, to his beloved, he will give sleep.

{126:3} Ecce hereditas Domini filii: merces, fructus ventris.
{126:3} Behold, the inheritance of the Lord is sons, the reward is the fruit of the womb.

{126:4} Sicut sagittæ in manu potentis: ita filii excussorum.
{126:4} Like arrows in the hand of the powerful, so are the sons of those who have been cast out.

{126:5} Beatus vir qui implevit desiderium suum ex ipsis: non confundetur cum loquetur inimicis suis in porta.
{126:5} Blessed is the man who has filled his desire from these things. He will not be confounded when he speaks to his enemies at the gate.


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