Psalm 26: Leaning on God. To Obtain Confidence In God

Psalm 26: Leaning on God. To Obtain Confidence in God

Complete trust in the Lord with a plea of mercy. David’s heart is set on God alone, therefore he is without fear even in the gravest dangers.

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Psalm 26: Prayer Audio in Latin

{26:1} Psalmus David priusquam liniretur. Dominus illuminatio mea, et salus mea, quem timebo? Dominus protector vitæ meæ, a quo trepidabo?
{26:1} A Psalm of David, before he was sealed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

{26:2} Dum appropiant super me nocentes, ut edant carnes meas: Qui tribulant me inimici mei, ipsi infirmati sunt et ceciderunt.
{26:2} Meanwhile, the guilty draw near to me, so as to eat my flesh. Those who trouble me, my enemies, have themselves been weakened and have fallen.

{26:3} Si consistant adversum me castra, non timebit cor meum. Si exurgat adversum me prælium, in hoc ego sperabo.
{26:3} If entrenched armies were to stand together against me, my heart would not fear. If a battle were to rise up against me, I would have hope in this.

{26:4} Unam petii a Domino, hanc requiram, ut inhabitem in domo Domini omnibus diebus vitæ meæ: Ut videam voluptatem Domini, et visitem templum eius.
{26:4} One thing I have asked of the Lord, this I will seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, so that I may behold the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple.

{26:5} Quoniam abscondit me in tabernaculo suo: in die malorum protexit me in abscondito tabernaculi sui.
{26:5} For he has hidden me in his tabernacle. In the day of evils, he has protected me in the hidden place of his tabernacle.

{26:6} In petra exaltavit me: et nunc exaltavit caput meum super inimicos meos. Circuivi, et immolavi in tabernaculo eius hostiam vociferationis: cantabo, et psalmum dicam Domino.
{26:6} He has exalted me upon the rock, and now he has exalted my head above my enemies. I have circled around and offered a sacrifice of loud exclamation in his tabernacle. I will sing, and I will compose a psalm, to the Lord.

{26:7} Exaudi Domine vocem meam, qua clamavi ad te: miserere mei, et exaudi me.
{26:7} Hear my voice, O Lord, with which I have cried out to you. Have mercy on me, and hear me.

{26:8} Tibi dixit cor meum, exquisivit te facies mea: faciem tuam Domine requiram.
{26:8} My heart has spoken to you; my face has sought you. I yearn for your face, O Lord.

{26:9} Ne avertas faciem tuam a me: ne declines in ira a servo tuo. Adiutor meus esto: ne derelinquas me, neque despicias me Deus salutaris meus.
{26:9} Do not turn your face away from me. In your wrath, do not turn aside from your servant. Be my helper. Do not abandon me, and do not despise me, O God, my Saviour.

{26:10} Quoniam pater meus, et mater mea dereliquerunt me: Dominus autem assumpsit me.
{26:10} For my father and my mother have left me behind, but the Lord has taken me up.

{26:11} Legem pone mihi Domine in via tua: et dirige me in semitam rectam propter inimicos meos.
{26:11} O Lord, establish a law for me in your way, and direct me in the right path, because of my enemies.

{26:12} Ne tradideris me in animas tribulantium me: quoniam insurrexerunt in me testes iniqui, et mentita est iniquitas sibi.
{26:12} Do not surrender me to the souls of those who trouble me. For unjust witnesses have risen up against me, and iniquity has lied to itself.

{26:13} Credo videre bona Domini in terra viventium.
{26:13} I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

{26:14} Expecta Dominum, viriliter age: et confortetur cor tuum, et sustine Dominum.
{26:14} Wait for the Lord, act manfully; and let your heart be strengthened, and remain with the Lord.

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