Psalm 50 in Latin

Psalm 50: Sincere Contrition. To Obtain the Spirit of Contrition.

David’s prayer of repentance and petition. It is a model act of contrition, containing a humble acknowledgement of guilt, profound sorrow and a sincere desire of conversion.

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Psalm 50: Prayer Audio in Latin

{50:1} In finem, Psalmus David,
{50:1} Unto the end. A Psalm of David,

{50:2} Cum venit ad eum Nathan Propheta, quando intravit ad Bethsabee.
{50:2} when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he went to Bathsheba.

{50:3} Miserere mei Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam. Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam.
{50:3} Be merciful to me, O God, according to your great mercy. And, according to the plentitude of your compassion, wipe out my iniquity.

{50:4} Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.
{50:4} Wash me once again from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

{50:5} Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper.
{50:5} For I know my iniquity, and my sin is ever before me.

{50:6} Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci: ut iustificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum iudicaris.
{50:6} Against you only have I sinned, and I have done evil before your eyes. And so, you are justified in your words, and you will prevail when you give judgment.

{50:7} Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum: et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.
{50:7} For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sinfulness did my mother conceive me.

{50:8} Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti: incerta, et occulta sapientiæ tuæ manifestasti mihi.
{50:8} For behold, you have loved truth. The obscure and hidden things of your wisdom, you have manifested to me.

{50:9} Asperges me hyssopo, et mundabor: lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.
{50:9} You will sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed. You will wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

{50:10} Auditui meo dabis gaudium et lætitiam: et exultabunt ossa humiliata.
{50:10} In my hearing, you will grant gladness and rejoicing. And the bones that have been humbled will exult.

{50:11} Averte faciem tuam a peccatis meis: et omnes iniquitates meas dele.
{50:11} Turn your face away from my sins, and erase all my iniquities.

{50:12} Cor mundum crea in me Deus: et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis.
{50:12} Create a clean heart in me, O God. And renew an upright spirit within my inmost being.

{50:13} Ne proiicias me a facie tua: et Spiritum Sanctum tuum ne auferas a me.
{50:13} Do not cast me away from your face; and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

{50:14} Redde mihi lætitiam salutaris tui: et spiritu principali confirma me.
{50:14} Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and confirm me with an unsurpassed spirit.

{50:15} Docebo iniquos vias tuas: et impii ad te convertentur.
{50:15} I will teach the unjust your ways, and the impious will be converted to you.

{50:16} Libera me de sanguinibus Deus, Deus salutis meæ: et exultabit lingua mea iustitiam tuam.
{50:16} Free me from blood, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will extol your justice.

{50:17} Domine, labia mea aperies: et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam.
{50:17} O Lord, you will open my lips, and my mouth will announce your praise.

{50:18} Quoniam si voluisses sacrificium, dedissem utique: holocaustis non delectaberis.
{50:18} For if you had desired sacrifice, I would certainly have given it, but with holocausts, you will not be delighted.

{50:19} Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus: cor contritum, et humiliatum Deus non despicies.
{50:19} A crushed spirit is a sacrifice to God. A contrite and humbled heart, O God, you will not spurn.

{50:20} Benigne fac Domine in bona voluntate tua Sion: ut ædificentur muri Ierusalem.
{50:20} Act kindly, Lord, in your good will toward Zion, so that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

{50:21} Tunc acceptabis sacrificium iustitiæ, oblationes, et holocausta: tunc imponent super altare tuum vitulos.
{50:21} Then you will accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations, and holocausts. Then they will lay calves upon your altar.

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