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Psalm 43

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Psalm 43 Prayer Audio in Latin

 

{43:1} In finem, Filiis Core ad intellectum.
{43:1} Unto the end. To the sons of Korah, toward understanding.

{43:2} Deus auribus nostris audivimus: patres nostri annunciaverunt nobis. Opus, quod operatus es in diebus eorum: et in diebus antiquis.
{43:2} We have heard, O God, with our own ears. Our fathers have announced to us the work that you wrought in their days and in the days of antiquity.

{43:3} Manus tua gentes disperdidit, et plantasti eos: afflixisti populos, et expulisti eos:
{43:3} Your hand dispersed the Gentiles, and you transplanted them. You afflicted a people, and you expelled them.

{43:4} Nec enim in gladio suo possederunt terram, et brachium eorum non salvavit eos: Sed dextera tua, et brachium tuum, et illuminatio vultus tui: quoniam complacuisti in eis.
{43:4} For they did not take possession of the land by their sword, and their own arm did not save them. But your right hand and your arm, and the light of your countenance did so, because you were pleased with them.

{43:5} Tu es ipse rex meus et Deus meus: qui mandas salutes Iacob.
{43:5} You yourself are my king and my God, who commands the salvation of Jacob.

{43:6} In te inimicos nostros ventilabimus cornu, et in nomine tuo spernemus insurgentes in nobis.
{43:6} With you, we will brandish a horn before our enemies; and in your name, we will spurn those rising up against us.

~ The word ‘ventilabimus’ refers to waving a fan in order to start a fire; it also can refer to brandishing a weapon. The figure of a horn is used to represent a weapon, since horned animals uses their horns as weapons.

{43:7} Non enim in arcu meo sperabo: et gladius meus non salvabit me.
{43:7} For I will not hope in my bow, and my sword will not save me.

{43:8} Salvasti enim nos de affligentibus nos: et odientes nos confudisti.
{43:8} For you have saved us from those who afflict us, and you have bewildered those who hate us.

{43:9} In Deo laudabimur tota die: et in nomine tuo confitebimur in sæculum.
{43:9} In God, we will give praise all day long; and in your name, we will confess forever.

{43:10} Nunc autem repulisti et confudisti nos: et non egredieris Deus in virtutibus nostris.
{43:10} But now, you have rejected and bewildered us, and you will not go forth with our armies, O God.

~ Or, ‘go forth with our strength.’

{43:11} Avertisti nos retrorsum post inimicos nostros: et qui oderunt nos, diripiebant sibi.
{43:11} You have turned our back to our enemies, and those who hated us have plundered for themselves.

{43:12} Dedisti nos tamquam oves escarum: et in Gentibus dispersisti nos.
{43:12} You have given us over like sheep for food. You have scattered us among the Gentiles.

{43:13} Vendidisti populum tuum sine pretio: et non fuit multitudo in commutationibus eorum.
{43:13} You have sold your people without a price, and no great number was exchanged for them.

~ This last phrase could mean that no great amount of money (or wealth) was given in exchange for them, or that there was no great crowd of people given in exchange for them. God handed over his people for free and He did not receive any remuneration, nor did he receive a new and more numerous people in exchange.

{43:14} Posuisti nos opprobrium vicinis nostris, subsannationem et derisum his, qui sunt in circuitu nostro.
{43:14} You have set us as a disgrace to our neighbors, a scoff and a derision to those who are around us.

{43:15} Posuisti nos in similitudinem Gentibus: commotionem capitis in populis.
{43:15} You have set us as a parable among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

{43:16} Tota die verecundia mea contra me est, et confusio faciei meæ cooperuit me,
{43:16} All day long my shame is before me, and the confusion of my face has covered me,

{43:17} a voce exprobrantis, et obloquentis: a facie inimici, et persequentis.
{43:17} before the voice of the reproacher and the commentator, before the face of the adversary and the pursuer.

{43:18} Hæc omnia venerunt super nos, nec obliti sumus te: et inique non egimus in testamento tuo.
{43:18} All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten you, and we have not acted unjustly in your covenant.

{43:19} Et non recessit retro cor nostrum: et declinasti semitas nostras a via tua:
{43:19} And our heart has not turned back. And you have not diverted our steps from your way.

{43:20} Quoniam humiliasti nos in loco afflictionis, et cooperuit nos umbra mortis.
{43:20} For you humbled us in a place of affliction, and the shadow of death has covered us.

{43:21} Si obliti sumus nomen Dei nostri, et si expandimus manus nostras ad deum alienum:
{43:21} If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have extended our hands to a foreign god,

{43:22} Nonne Deus requiret ista? ipse enim novit abscondita cordis. Quoniam propter te mortificamur tota die: æstimati sumus sicut oves occisionis.
{43:22} will not God find this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart. For, because of you, we are being killed all day long. We are considered as sheep for the slaughter.

{43:23} Exurge, quare obdormis Domine? exurge, et ne repellas in finem.
{43:23} Rise up. Why do you fall asleep, O Lord? Rise up, and do not reject us in the end.

{43:24} Quare faciem tuam avertis, oblivisceris inopiæ nostræ et tribulationis nostræ?
{43:24} Why do you turn your face away, and why do you forget our needfulness and our tribulation?

{43:25} Quoniam humiliata est in pulvere anima nostra: conglutinatus est in terra venter noster.
{43:25} For our soul has been humbled into the dust. Our belly has been bound to the earth.

{43:26} Exurge Domine, adiuva nos: et redime nos propter nomen tuum.
{43:26} Rise up, O Lord. Help us and redeem us, because of your name.

 

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