Psalm 53: Unfailing Support. For Those Whose Life Is Threatened.

A prayer for help in imminent peril. The psalmist is confident that his enemies will not prevail, and that the evil they plot against him will recoil on themselves.

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Psalm 53: Prayer Audio in Latin

{53:1} In finem, In carminibus, intellectus David.
{53:1} Unto the end. In verses, the understanding of David.

{53:2} Cum venissent Ziphæi, et dixissent ad Saul: Nonne David absconditus est apud nos?
{53:2} when the Ziphites had arrived and they said to Saul, “Has not David been hidden with us?”

{53:3} Deus in nomine tuo salvum me fac: et in virtute tua iudica me.
{53:3} Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me in your virtue.

{53:4} Deus exaudi orationem meam: auribus percipe verba oris mei.
{53:4} O God, listen to my prayer. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.

{53:5} Quoniam alieni insurrexerunt adversum me, et fortes quæsierunt animam meam: et non proposuerunt Deum ante conspectum suum.
{53:5} For strangers have risen up against me, and the strong have sought my soul. And they have not set God before their eyes.

{53:6} Ecce enim Deus adiuvat me: et Dominus susceptor est animæ meæ.
{53:6} For behold, God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul.

{53:7} Averte mala inimicis meis: et in veritate tua disperde illos.
{53:7} Turn back the evils upon my adversaries, and ruin them by your truth.

{53:8} Voluntarie sacrificabo tibi, et confitebor nomini tuo Domine: quoniam bonum est:
{53:8} I will freely sacrifice to you, and I will confess your name, O God, because it is good.

{53:9} Quoniam ex omni tribulatione eripuisti me: et super inimicos meos despexit oculus meus.
{53:9} For you have quickly rescued me from all tribulation, and my eye has looked down upon my enemies.

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