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Psalmus 141 (142)

Language: Latin

1 [Intellectus David, cum esset in spelunca, oratio.]
2 Voce mea ad Dominum clamavi,
  voce mea ad Dominum deprecatus sum.
3 Effundo in conspectu ejus orationem meam,
  et tribulationem meam ante ipsum pronuntio:
4 in deficiendo ex me spiritum meum,
  et tu cognovisti semitas meas.
  In via hac qua ambulabam
  absconderunt laqueum mihi.
5 Considerabam ad dexteram, et videbam,
  et non erat qui cognosceret me:
  periit fuga a me,
  et non est qui requirat animam meam.
6 Clamavi ad te, Domine;
  dixi: Tu es spes mea,
  portio mea in terra viventium.
7 Intende ad deprecationem meam,
  quia humiliatus sum nimis.
  Libera me a persequentibus me,
  quia confortati sunt super me.
8 Educ de custodia animam meam
  ad confitendum nomini tuo;
  me exspectant justi donec retribuas mihi.

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Psalm 142

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

1 [Eine Unterweisung Davids, als er in der Höhle war, ein Gebet.]
2 Ich schreie zum Herrn mit meiner Stimme;
  ich flehe zum Herrn mit meiner Stimme.
3 Ich schütte meine [Klage]1 vor ihm aus
  und zeige an vor ihm meine Not.
4 Wenn mein Geist in Ängsten ist,
  so nimmst du dich meiner an.
  Sie legen mir [Schlingen]2 
  auf dem Wege, darauf ich gehe.
5 Schaue zur Rechten und [sieh:]3
  da will mich niemand kennen.
  Ich kann nicht entfliehen;
  niemand nimmer sich meiner Seele an.
6 Herr, zu dir schreie ich und sage:
  Du bist meine Zuversicht, 
  mein Teil im Lande der Lebendigen.
7 [Höre]4 auf meine Klage,
  denn ich werde sehr geplagt;
  errette mich von meinen Verfolgern,
  denn sie sind mir zu mächtig.
8 Führe [mich]5 aus dem Kerker,
  daß ich [preise]6 deinem Namen.
  Die Gerechten werden sich zu mir sammeln, wenn du mir wohltust.

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1 Blacher: "Rede"
2 Blacher: "Stricke"
3 Blacher: "siehe!"
4 Blacher: "Merke"
5 Blacher: "meine Seele"
6 Blacher: "danke"

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:01

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