Psalmus
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Psalmus - caput 51Psalm - chapter 51


1 In finem. Intellectus David,

Unto the end, understanding for David,

2 cum venit Dœg Idumæus, et nuntiavit Sauli: Venit David in domum Achimelech.

When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech.

3 Quid gloriaris in malitia, qui potens es in iniquitate?

Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

4 Tota die injustitiam cogitavit lingua tua; sicut novacula acuta fecisti dolum.

All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

5 Dilexisti malitiam super benignitatem; iniquitatem magis quam loqui æquitatem.

Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.

6 Dilexisti omnia verba præcipitationis, lingua dolosa.

Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

7 Propterea Deus destruet te in finem; evellet te, et emigrabit te de tabernaculo tuo, et radicem tuam de terra viventium.

Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

8 Videbunt justi, et timebunt; et super eum ridebunt, et dicent:

The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

9 Ecce homo qui non posuit Deum adjutorem suum; sed speravit in multitudine divitiarum suarum, et prævaluit in vanitate sua.

Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

10 Ego autem, sicut oliva fructifera in domo Dei; speravi in misericordia Dei, in æternum et in sæculum sæculi.

But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

11 Confitebor tibi in sæculum, quia fecisti; et exspectabo nomen tuum, quoniam bonum est in conspectu sanctorum tuorum.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.
Psalmus - caput 51


1 In finem. Intellectus David,

Unto the end, understanding for David,

2 cum venit Dœg Idumæus, et nuntiavit Sauli: Venit David in domum Achimelech.

When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech.

3 Quid gloriaris in malitia, qui potens es in iniquitate?

Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

4 Tota die injustitiam cogitavit lingua tua; sicut novacula acuta fecisti dolum.

All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

5 Dilexisti malitiam super benignitatem; iniquitatem magis quam loqui æquitatem.

Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.

6 Dilexisti omnia verba præcipitationis, lingua dolosa.

Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

7 Propterea Deus destruet te in finem; evellet te, et emigrabit te de tabernaculo tuo, et radicem tuam de terra viventium.

Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

8 Videbunt justi, et timebunt; et super eum ridebunt, et dicent:

The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

9 Ecce homo qui non posuit Deum adjutorem suum; sed speravit in multitudine divitiarum suarum, et prævaluit in vanitate sua.

Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

10 Ego autem, sicut oliva fructifera in domo Dei; speravi in misericordia Dei, in æternum et in sæculum sæculi.

But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

11 Confitebor tibi in sæculum, quia fecisti; et exspectabo nomen tuum, quoniam bonum est in conspectu sanctorum tuorum.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.
Psalmus - caput 51


1 In finem. Intellectus David,

Unto the end, understanding for David,

2 cum venit Dœg Idumæus, et nuntiavit Sauli: Venit David in domum Achimelech.

When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech.

3 Quid gloriaris in malitia, qui potens es in iniquitate?

Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

4 Tota die injustitiam cogitavit lingua tua; sicut novacula acuta fecisti dolum.

All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

5 Dilexisti malitiam super benignitatem; iniquitatem magis quam loqui æquitatem.

Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness.

6 Dilexisti omnia verba præcipitationis, lingua dolosa.

Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.

7 Propterea Deus destruet te in finem; evellet te, et emigrabit te de tabernaculo tuo, et radicem tuam de terra viventium.

Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.

8 Videbunt justi, et timebunt; et super eum ridebunt, et dicent:

The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

9 Ecce homo qui non posuit Deum adjutorem suum; sed speravit in multitudine divitiarum suarum, et prævaluit in vanitate sua.

Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

10 Ego autem, sicut oliva fructifera in domo Dei; speravi in misericordia Dei, in æternum et in sæculum sæculi.

But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.

11 Confitebor tibi in sæculum, quia fecisti; et exspectabo nomen tuum, quoniam bonum est in conspectu sanctorum tuorum.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.