Psalm 143

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Psalm 143 Prayer Audio in Latin


{143:1} Psalmus David Adversus Goliath. Benedictus Dominus Deus meus, qui docet manus meas ad prælium, et digitos meos ad bellum.
{143:1} A Psalm of David versus Goliath. Blessed is the Lord, my God, who trains my hands for the battle and my fingers for the war.

{143:2} Misericordia mea, et refugium meum: susceptor meus, et liberator meus: Protector meus, et in ipso speravi: qui subdit populum meum sub me.
{143:2} My mercy and my refuge, my supporter and my deliverer, my protector and him in whom I have hoped: he subdues my people under me.

{143:3} Domine quid est homo, quia innotuisti ei? aut filius hominis, quia reputas eum?
{143:3} O Lord, what is man that you have become known to him? Or the son of man that you consider him?

{143:4} Homo vanitati similis factus est: dies eius sicut umbra prætereunt.
{143:4} Man has been made similar to vanity. His days pass by like a shadow.

{143:5} Domine inclina cælos tuos, et descende: tange montes, et fumigabunt.
{143:5} O Lord, incline your heavens and descend. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

{143:6} Fulgura coruscationem, et dissipabis eos: emitte sagittas tuas, et conturbabis eos:
{143:6} Send a flash of lightning, and you will scatter them. Shoot your arrows, and you will set them in disarray.

{143:7} Emitte manum tuam de alto, eripe me, et libera me de aquis multis: de manu filiorum alienorum.
{143:7} Send forth your hand from on high: rescue me, and free me from many waters, from the hand of the sons of foreigners.

{143:8} Quorum os locutum est vanitatem: et dextera eorum, dextera iniquitatis.
{143:8} Their mouth has been speaking vain things, and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity.

{143:9} Deus canticum novum cantabo tibi: in psalterio, decachordo psallam tibi.
{143:9} To you, O God, I will sing a new song. On the psaltery, with an instrument of ten strings, I will sing psalms to you.

{143:10} Qui das salutem regibus: qui redemisti David servum tuum de gladio maligno:
{143:10} He gives salvation to kings. He has redeemed your servant David from the malignant sword.

{143:11} eripe me. Et erue me de manu filiorum alienorum, quorum os locutum est vanitatem: et dextera eorum, dextera iniquitatis:
{143:11} Rescue me, and deliver me from the hand of the sons of foreigners. Their mouth has been speaking vain things, and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity.

{143:12} Quorum filii, sicut novellæ plantationes in iuventute sua. Filiæ eorum compositæ: circumornatæ ut similitudo templi.
{143:12} Their sons are like new plantings in their youth. Their daughters are dressed up: adorned all around like the idols of a temple.

{143:13} Promptuaria eorum plena, eructantia ex hoc in illud. Oves eorum fœtosæ, abundantes in egressibus suis:
{143:13} Their cupboards are full: overflowing from one thing into another. Their sheep bear young, brought forth in abundance.

{143:14} boves eorum crassæ. Non est ruina maceriæ, neque transitus: neque clamor in plateis eorum.
{143:14} Their cattle are fat. There is no ruined wall or passage, nor anyone crying out in their streets.

{143:15} Beatum dixerunt populum, cui hæc sunt: beatus populus, cuius Dominus Deus eius.
{143:15} They have called the people that has these things: blessed. But blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.


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