Psalm 70

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Psalm 70 Prayer Audio in Latin


{70:1} Psalmus David, Filiorum Ionadab, et priorum captivorum. In te Domine speravi, non confundar in æternum:
{70:1} A Psalm of David. Of the sons of Jonadab and the former captives. In you, O Lord, I have hoped; do not let me be brought to ruin forever.

{70:2} in iustitia tua libera me, et eripe me. Inclina ad me aurem tuam, et salva me.
{70:2} Free me by your justice, and rescue me. Incline your ear to me, and save me.

{70:3} Esto mihi in Deum protectorem, et in locum munitum: ut salvum me facias. Quoniam firmamentum meum, et refugium meum es tu.
{70:3} Be a God of protection and a place of strength for me, so that you may accomplish my salvation. For you are my firmament and my refuge.

{70:4} Deus meus eripe me de manu peccatoris, et de manu contra legem agentis et iniqui:
{70:4} Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the sinner, and from the hand of the unjust and those who act against the law.

{70:5} Quoniam tu es patientia mea Domine: Domine spes mea a iuventute mea.
{70:5} For you, O Lord, are my patience: my hope from my youth, O Lord.

{70:6} In te confirmatus sum ex utero: de ventre matris meæ tu es protector meus: In te cantatio mea semper:
{70:6} In you, I have been confirmed from conception. From my mother’s womb, you are my protector. In you, I will sing forever.

{70:7} tamquam prodigium factus sum multis: et tu adiutor fortis.
{70:7} I have become to many as if I were a portent, but you are a strong helper.

{70:8} Repleatur os meum laude, ut cantem gloriam tuam: tota die magnitudinem tuam.
{70:8} Let my mouth be filled with praise, so that I may sing your glory, your greatness all day long.

{70:9} Ne proiicias me in tempore senectutis: cum defecerit virtus mea, ne derelinquas me.
{70:9} Do not cast me off in the time of old age. Do not abandon me when my strength will fail.

{70:10} Quia dixerunt inimici mei mihi: et qui custodiebant animam meam, consilium fecerunt in unum,
{70:10} For my enemies have spoken against me. And those who watched for my soul have taken counsel as one,

{70:11} Dicentes: Deus dereliquit eum, persequimini, et comprehendite eum: quia non est qui eripiat.
{70:11} saying: “God has abandoned him. Pursue and overtake him. For there is no one to rescue him.”

{70:12} Deus ne elongeris a me: Deus meus in auxilium meum respice.
{70:12} O God, do not be far from me. O my God, provide for my assistance.

{70:13} Confundantur, et deficiant detrahentes animæ meæ: operiantur confusione, et pudore qui quærunt mala mihi.
{70:13} May they be confounded, and may they fail, who drag down my soul. Let them be covered with confusion and shame, who seek evils for me.

{70:14} Ego autem semper sperabo: et adiiciam super omnem laudem tuam.
{70:14} But I will always have hope. And I will add more to all your praise.

{70:15} Os meum annuntiabit iustitiam tuam: tota die salutare tuum. Quoniam non cognovi litteraturam,
{70:15} My mouth will announce your justice, your salvation all day long. For I have not known letters.

{70:16} introibo in potentias Domini: Domine, memorabor iustitiæ tuæ solius.
{70:16} I will enter into the powers of the Lord. I will be mindful of your justice alone, O Lord.

{70:17} Deus docuisti me a iuventute mea: et usque nunc pronuntiabo mirabilia tua.
{70:17} You have taught me from my youth, O God. And so I will declare your wonders continuously,

{70:18} Et usque in senectam et senium: Deus ne derelinquas me, Donec annunciem brachium tuum generationi omni, quæ ventura est: Potentiam tuam,
{70:18} even in old age and with grey hairs. Do not abandon me, O God, while I announce your arm to every future generation: your power

{70:19} et iustitiam tuam Deus usque in altissima, quæ fecisti magnalia: Deus quis similis tibi?
{70:19} and your justice, O God, even to the highest great things that you have done. O God, who is like you?

{70:20} Quantas ostendisti mihi tribulationes multas, et malas: et conversus vivificasti me: et de abyssis terræ iterum reduxisti me:
{70:20} How great is the tribulation that you have revealed to me: very great and evil. And so, turning back, you have brought me to life, and you have led me back again from the abyss of the earth.

{70:21} Multiplicasti magnificentiam tuam: et conversus consolatus es me.
{70:21} You have multiplied your magnificence. And so, turning back to me, you have consoled me.

{70:22} Nam et ego confitebor tibi in vasis psalmi veritatem tuam: Deus psallam tibi in cithara, Sanctus Israel.
{70:22} Therefore, I will confess your truth to you, with the instruments of the Psalter. O God, I will sing psalms to you with stringed instruments, O Holy One of Israel.

{70:23} Exultabunt labia mea cum cantavero tibi: et anima mea, quam redemisti.
{70:23} My lips will exult, when I sing to you, and also my soul, which you have redeemed.

{70:24} Sed et lingua mea tota die meditabitur iustitiam tuam: cum confusi et reveriti fuerint qui quærunt mala mihi.
{70:24} And even my tongue will meditate on your justice all day long, when those who seek evils for me have been confounded and set in awe.


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