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Psalm 54

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Psalm 54 Prayer Audio in Latin

 

{54:1} In finem, In carminibus, intellectus David.
{54:1} Unto the end. In verses, the understanding of David.

{54:2} Exaudi Deus orationem meam, et ne despexeris deprecationem meam:
{54:2} Listen to my prayer, O God, and despise not my supplication.

{54:3} intende mihi, et exaudi me. Contristatus sum in exercitatione mea: et conturbatus sum
{54:3} Be attentive to me, and heed me. I have been grieved in my training, and I have been disturbed

{54:4} a voce inimici, et a tribulatione peccatoris. Quoniam declinaverunt in me iniquitates, et in ira molesti erant mihi.
{54:4} at the voice of the adversary and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have diverted iniquities toward me, and they have been harassing me with rage.

{54:5} Cor meum conturbatum est in me: et formido mortis cecidit super me.
{54:5} My heart has become disturbed within me, and the dread of death has fallen over me.

{54:6} Timor et tremor venerunt super me: et contexerunt me tenebræ:
{54:6} Fear and trembling have overwhelmed me, and darkness has buried me.

{54:7} Et dixi: Quis dabit mihi pennas sicut columbæ, et volabo, et requiescam?
{54:7} And I said, “Who will give me wings like the dove, so that I may fly away and take rest?”

{54:8} Ecce elongavi fugiens: et mansi in solitudine.
{54:8} Behold, I have fled far away, and I linger in solitude.

{54:9} Expectabam eum, qui salvum me fecit a pusillanimitate spiritus, et tempestate.
{54:9} I waited for him who saved me from a weak-minded spirit and from a tempest.

{54:10} Præcipita Domine, divide linguas eorum: quoniam vidi iniquitatem, et contradictionem in civitate.
{54:10} Cast them down, O Lord, and divide their tongues. For I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city.

{54:11} Die ac nocte circumdabit eam super muros eius iniquitas: et labor in medio eius,
{54:11} Day and night, iniquity will surround it upon its walls, and hardship is in its midst,

{54:12} et iniustitia. Et non defecit de plateis eius usura et dolus.
{54:12} with injustice. And usury and deceit have not fallen away from its streets.

{54:13} Quoniam si inimicus meus maledixisset mihi, sustinuissem utique. Et si is, qui oderat me, super me magna locutus fuisset: abscondissem me forsitan ab eo.
{54:13} For if my enemy had spoken evil about me, certainly, I would have sustained it. And if he who hated me had been speaking great things against me, I would perhaps have hidden myself from him.

{54:14} Tu vero homo unanimis: dux meus, et notus meus:
{54:14} Truly, you are a man of one mind: my leader and my acquaintance,

{54:15} Qui simul mecum dulces capiebas cibos: in domo Dei ambulavimus cum consensu.
{54:15} who took sweet food together with me. In the house of God, we walked side-by-side.

{54:16} Veniat mors super illos: et descendant in infernum viventes: Quoniam nequitiæ in habitaculis eorum: in medio eorum.
{54:16} Let death come upon them, and let them descend alive into Hellfire. For there is wickedness in their dwellings, in their midst.

{54:17} Ego autem ad Deum clamavi: et Dominus salvabit me.
{54:17} But I have cried out to God, and the Lord will save me.

{54:18} Vespere, et mane, et meridie narrabo et annuntiabo: et exaudiet vocem meam.
{54:18} Evening and morning and midday, I will discourse and announce, and he will heed my voice.

{54:19} Redimet in pace animam meam ab his, qui appropinquant mihi: quoniam inter multos erant mecum.
{54:19} He will redeem my soul in peace from those who draw near to me. For, among the many, they were with me.

{54:20} Exaudiet Deus, et humiliabit illos, qui est ante sæcula. Non enim est illis commutatio, et non timuerunt Deum:
{54:20} God will hear, and He who is before time will humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God.

{54:21} extendit manum suam in retribuendo. Contaminaverunt testamentum eius,
{54:21} He has stretched forth his hand in retribution. They have contaminated his covenant.

{54:22} divisi sunt ab ira vultus eius: et appropinquavit cor illius. Molliti sunt sermones eius super oleum: et ipsi sunt iacula.
{54:22} They were divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart has drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and they are arrows.

{54:23} Iacta super Dominum curam tuam, et ipse te enutriet: non dabit in æternum fluctuationem iusto.
{54:23} Cast your cares upon the Lord, and he will nurture you. He will not allow the just to be tossed about forever.

{54:24} Tu vero Deus deduces eos, in puteum interitus. Viri sanguinum, et dolosi non dimidiabunt dies suos: ego autem sperabo in te Domine.
{54:24} Truly, O God, you will lead them away into the well of death. Bloody and deceitful men will not divide their days in half. But I will hope in you, O Lord.

 

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