Psalm 55: For Grace in Temptation

Psalm 55: Confidence Unshaken. For Grace in Temptation.

Prayer of David in danger. Although constantly sought after by his enemies, he puts firm trust in God, relying upon his promise.

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Psalm 55: Prayer Audio in Latin

{55:1} In finem, Pro populo, qui a Sanctis longe factus est, David in tituli inscriptionem, cum tenuerunt eum Allophyli in Geth.
{55:1} Unto the end. For the people who have become far removed from the Sacred. Of David, with the inscription of a title, when the Philistines held him in Gath.

{55:2} Miserere mei Deus, quoniam conculcavit me homo: tota die impugnans tribulavit me.
{55:2} Have mercy on me, O God, because man has trampled over me. All day long, he has afflicted me by fighting against me.

{55:3} Conculcaverunt me inimici mei tota die: quoniam multi bellantes adversum me.
{55:3} My enemies have trampled over me all day long. For those who make war against me are many.

{55:4} Ab altitudine diei timebo: ego vero in te sperabo.
{55:4} From the height of the day, I will be afraid. But truly, I will hope in you.

{55:5} In Deo laudabo sermones meos, in Deo speravi: non timebo quid faciat mihi caro.
{55:5} In God, I will praise my words. In God, I have put my trust. I will not fear what flesh can do to me.

{55:6} Tota die verba mea execrabantur: adversum me omnes cogitationes eorum, in malum.
{55:6} All day long, they curse my words. All their intentions are for evil against me.

{55:7} Inhabitabunt et abscondent: ipsi calcaneum meum observabunt. Sicut sustinuerunt animam meam,
{55:7} They will dwell and hide themselves. They will watch my heel, just as they waited for my soul;

{55:8} pro nihilo salvos facies illos: in ira populos confringes.
{55:8} because of this, nothing will save them. In your anger, you will crush the people.

{55:9} Deus, vitam meam annunciavi tibi: posuisti lacrymas meas in conspectu tuo, Sicut et in promissione tua:
{55:9} O God, I have announced my life to you. You have placed my tears in your sight, and even in your promise.

{55:10} tunc convertentur inimici mei retrorsum: In quacumque die invocavero te: ecce cognovi quoniam Deus meus es.
{55:10} Then my enemies will be turned back. On whatever day that I call upon you, behold, I know that you are my God.

{55:11} In Deo laudabo verbum, in Domino laudabo sermonem: in Deo speravi, non timebo quid faciat mihi homo.
{55:11} In God, I will praise the word. In the Lord, I will praise his speech. In God, I have hoped. I will not fear what man can do to me.

{55:12} In me sunt Deus vota tua, quæ reddam, laudationes tibi.
{55:12} My vows to you, O God, are in me. I will repay them. Praises be to you.

{55:13} Quoniam eripuisti animam meam de morte, et pedes meos de lapsu: ut placeam coram Deo in lumine viventium.
{55:13} For you have rescued my soul from death and my feet from slipping, so that I may be pleasing in the sight of God, in the light of the living.

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