Psalm 31

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Psalm 31 Prayer Audio in Latin


{31:1} Ipsi David intellectus. Beati, quorum remissæ sunt iniquitates: et quorum tecta sunt peccata.
{31:1} The understanding of David himself. Blessed are they whose iniquities have been forgiven and whose sins have been covered.

{31:2} Beatus vir, cui non imputavit Dominus peccatum, nec est in spiritu eius dolus.
{31:2} Blessed is the man to whom the Lord has not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

{31:3} Quoniam tacui, inveteraverunt ossa mea, dum clamarem tota die.
{31:3} Because I was silent, my bones grew old, while still I cried out all day long.

{31:4} Quoniam die ac nocte gravata est super me manus tua: conversus sum in ærumna mea, dum configitur spina.
{31:4} For, day and night, your hand was heavy upon me. I have been converted in my anguish, while still the thorn is piercing.

{31:5} Delictum meum cognitum tibi feci: et iniustitiam meam non abscondi. Dixi: Confitebor adversum me iniustitiam meam Domino: et tu remisisti impietatem peccati mei.
{31:5} I have acknowledged my offense to you, and I have not concealed my injustice. I said, “I will confess against myself, my injustice to the Lord,” and you forgave the impiety of my sin.

{31:6} Pro hac orabit ad te omnis sanctus, in tempore opportuno. Verumtamen in diluvio aquarum multarum, ad eum non approximabunt.
{31:6} For this, everyone who is holy will pray to you in due time. Yet truly, in a flood of many waters, they will not draw near to him.

~ A flood immediately precedes the reign of the Antichrist over the world. Those who repent before God will not draw near to him (the Antichrist) during that time.

{31:7} Tu es refugium meum a tribulatione, quæ circumdedit me: exultatio mea erue me a circumdantibus me.
{31:7} You are my refuge from the tribulation that has surrounded me. You are my exultation: rescue me from those who are surrounding me.

{31:8} Intellectum tibi dabo, et instruam te in via hac, qua gradieris: firmabo super te oculos meos.
{31:8} I will give you understanding, and I will instruct you in this way, in which you will walk. I will fix my eyes upon you.

{31:9} Nolite fieri sicut equus et mulus, quibus non est intellectus. In camo et freno maxillas eorum constringe, qui non approximant ad te.
{31:9} Do not become like the horse and the mule, which have no understanding. Their jaws are constrained with bit and bridle, so as not to draw near to you.

{31:10} Multa flagella peccatoris, sperantem autem in Domino misericordia circumdabit.
{31:10} Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy will surround him that hopes in the Lord.

{31:11} Lætamini in Domino et exultate iusti, et gloriamini omnes recti corde.
{31:11} Rejoice in the Lord and exult, you just ones, and glory, all you upright of heart.


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