Psalm 18: Creation's Tribute. To Obtain Love for God's Law.

Psalm 18: Creation’s Tribute. To Obtain Love for God’s Law.

The psalmist admires the Glory of God in the heavens and in the Law. He manifests a great solicitude in the keeping of God’s Law.

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Psalm 18: Prayer Audio in Latin

{18:1} In finem, Psalmus David.
{18:1} Unto the end. A Psalm of David.

{18:2} Cæli enarrant gloriam Dei, et opera manuum eius annunciat firmamentum.
{18:2} The heavens describe the glory of God, and the firmament announces the work of his hands.

{18:3} Dies diei eructat verbum, et nox nocti indicat scientiam.
{18:3} Day proclaims the word to day, and night to night imparts knowledge.

{18:4} Non sunt loquelæ, neque sermones, quorum non audiantur voces eorum.
{18:4} There are no speeches or conversations, where their voices are not being heard.

{18:5} In omnem terram exivit sonus eorum: et in fines orbis terræ verba eorum.
{18:5} Their sound has gone forth through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.

{18:6} In sole posuit tabernaculum suum: et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo: Exultavit ut gigas ad currendam viam,
{18:6} He has placed his tabernacle in the sun, and he is like a bridegroom coming out of his bedroom. He has exulted like a giant running along the way;

{18:7} a summo cælo egressio eius: Et occursus eius usque ad summum eius: nec est qui se abscondat a calore eius.
{18:7} his departure is from the summit of heaven. And his course reaches all the way to its summit. Neither is there anyone who can hide himself from his heat.

{18:8} Lex Domini immaculata convertens animas: testimonium Domini fidele, sapientiam præstans parvulis.
{18:8} The law of the Lord is immaculate, converting souls. The testimony of the Lord is faithful, providing wisdom to little ones.

{18:9} Iustitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda: præceptum Domini lucidum; illuminans oculos.
{18:9} The justice of the Lord is right, rejoicing hearts. The precepts of the Lord are brilliant, enlightening the eyes.

{18:10} Timor Domini sanctus, permanens in sæculum sæculi: iudicia Domini vera, iustificata in semetipsa.
{18:10} The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for all generations. The judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves:

{18:11} Desiderabilia super aurum et lapidem pretiosum multum: et dulciora super mel et favum.
{18:11} desirable beyond gold and many precious stones, and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

{18:12} Etenim servus tuus custodit ea, in custodiendis illis retributio multa.
{18:12} For, indeed, your servant keeps them, and in keeping them, there are many rewards.

{18:13} Delicta quis intelligit? ab occultis meis munda me:
{18:13} Who can understand transgression? From my hidden faults, cleanse me, O Lord,

{18:14} et ab alienis parce servo tuo. Si mei non fuerint dominati, tunc immaculatus ero: et emundabor a delicto maximo.
{18:14} and from those of others, spare your servant. If they will have no dominion over me, then I will be immaculate, and I will be cleansed from the greatest transgression.

{18:15} Et erunt ut complaceant eloquia oris mei: et meditatio cordis mei in conspectu tuo semper. Domine adiutor meus, et redemptor meus.
{18:15} And the eloquence of my mouth will be so as to please, along with the meditation of my heart, in your sight, forever, O Lord, my helper and my redeemer.

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