Psalm 24: Petitions. To Obtain Grace of Amendment

Psalm 24: Petitions. To Obtain Grace of Amendment

A prayer for protection and pardon. Conscious of his own weakness and sinfulness David puts his trust in God alone that he may be rescued from the violence of his enemies.

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Psalm 24: Prayer Audio in Latin

{24:1} In finem, Psalmus David. Ad te Domine levavi animam meam:
{24:1} Unto the end. A Psalm of David. To you, Lord, I have lifted up my soul.

{24:2} Deus meus in te confido, non erubescam:
{24:2} In you, my God, I trust. Let me not be put to shame.

{24:3} Neque irrideant me inimici mei: etenim universi, qui sustinent te, non confundentur.
{24:3} And do not let my enemies laugh at me. For all who remain with you will not be confounded.

{24:4} Confundantur omnes iniqua agentes supervacue. Vias tuas Domine demonstra mihi: et semitas tuas edoce me.
{24:4} May all those who act unjustly over nothing be confounded. O Lord, demonstrate your ways to me, and teach me your paths.

{24:5} Dirige me in veritate tua, et doce me: quia tu es Deus salvator meus, et te sustinui tota die.
{24:5} Direct me in your truth, and teach me. For you are God, my Saviour, and I remain with you all day long.

{24:6} Reminiscere miserationum tuarum Domine, et misericordiarum tuarum, quæ a sæculo sunt.
{24:6} O Lord, remember your compassion and your mercies, which are from ages past.

{24:7} Delicta iuventutis meæ, et ignorantias meas ne memineris. Secundum misericordiam tuam memento mei tu: propter bonitatem tuam Domine.
{24:7} Do not remember the offenses of my youth and my ignorances. Remember me according to your mercy, because of your goodness, O Lord.

{24:8} Dulcis et rectus Dominus: propter hoc legem dabit delinquentibus in via.
{24:8} The Lord is sweet and righteous. Because of this, he will grant a law to those who fall short in the way.

{24:9} Diriget mansuetos in iudicio: docebit mites vias suas.
{24:9} He will direct the mild in judgment. He will teach the meek his ways.

{24:10} Universæ viæ Domini, misericordia et veritas, requirentibus testamentum eius et testimonia eius.
{24:10} All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to those who yearn for his covenant and his testimonies.

{24:11} Propter nomen tuum Domine propitiaberis peccato meo: multum est enim.
{24:11} Because of your name, O Lord, you will pardon my sin, for it is great.

{24:12} Quis est homo qui timet Dominum? legem statuit ei in via, quam elegit.
{24:12} Which is the man who fears the Lord? He has established a law for him, on the way that he has chosen.

{24:13} Anima eius in bonis demorabitur: et semen eius hereditabit terram.
{24:13} His soul will dwell upon good things, and his offspring will inherit the earth.

{24:14} Firmamentum est Dominus timentibus eum: et testamentum ipsius ut manifestetur illis.
{24:14} The Lord is a firmament to those who fear him, and his covenant will be made manifest to them.

{24:15} Oculi mei semper ad Dominum: quoniam ipse evellet de laqueo pedes meos.
{24:15} My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pull my feet from the snare.

{24:16} Respice in me, et miserere mei: quia unicus et pauper sum ego.
{24:16} Look upon me and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor.

{24:17} Tribulationes cordis mei multiplicatæ sunt: de necessitatibus meis erue me.
{24:17} The troubles of my heart have been multiplied. Deliver me from my needfulness.

{24:18} Vide humilitatem meam, et laborem meum: et dimitte universa delicta mea.
{24:18} See my lowliness and my hardship, and release all my offenses.

{24:19} Respice inimicos meos quoniam multiplicati sunt, et odio iniquo oderunt me.
{24:19} Consider my enemies, for they have been multiplied, and they have hated me with an unjust hatred.

{24:20} Custodi animam meam, et erue me: non erubescam, quoniam speravi in te.
{24:20} Preserve my soul and rescue me. I will not be ashamed, for I have hoped in you.

{24:21} Innocentes et recti adhæserunt mihi: quia sustinui te.
{24:21} The innocent and the righteous have adhered to me, because I have remained with you.

{24:22} Libera Deus Israel ex omnibus tribulationibus suis.
{24:22} Free Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.

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