Psalmus 54 (55)
Language: Latin 
1  [In finem, in carminibus. Intellectus David.]
2  Exaudi, Deus, orationem meam,
   et ne despexeris deprecationem meam:
3  intende mihi, et exaudi me.
   Contristatus sum in exercitatione mea,
   et conturbatus sum
4  a voce inimici, et a tribulatione peccatoris.
   Quoniam declinaverunt in me iniquitates,
   et in ira molesti erant mihi.
5  Cor meum conturbatum est in me,
   et formido mortis cecidit super me.
6  Timor et tremor venerunt super me,
   et contexerunt me tenebræ.
7  Et dixi: Quis dabit mihi pennas sicut columbæ,
   et volabo, et requiescam?
8  Ecce elongavi fugiens,
   et mansi in solitudine.
9  Exspectabam eum qui salvum me fecit
   a pusillanimitate spiritus, et tempestate.
10 Præcipita, Domine; divide linguas eorum:
   quoniam vidi iniquitatem et contradictionem in civitate.
11 Die ac nocte circumdabit eam super muros ejus iniquitas;
   et labor in medio ejus,
12 et injustitia:
   et non defecit de plateis ejus usura et dolus.
13 Quoniam si inimicus meus maledixisset mihi,
   sustinuissem utique.
   Et si is qui oderat me super me magna locutus fuisset,
   abscondissem me forsitan ab eo.
14 Tu vero homo unanimis,
   dux meus, et notus meus:
15 qui simul mecum dulces capiebas cibos;
   in domo Dei ambulavimus cum consensu.
16 Veniat mors super illos,
   et descendant in infernum viventes:
   quoniam nequitiæ in habitaculis eorum, in medio eorum.
17 Ego autem ad Deum clamavi,
   et Dominus salvabit me.
18 Vespere, et mane, et meridie, narrabo, 
   et annuntiabo; et exaudiet vocem meam.
19 Redimet in pace animam meam ab his qui appropinquant mihi:
   quoniam inter multos erant mecum.
20 Exaudiet Deus, et humiliabit illos,
   qui est ante sæcula.
   Non enim est illis commutatio,
   et non timuerunt Deum.
21 Extendit manum suam in retribuendo;
   contaminaverunt testamentum ejus:
22 divisi sunt ab ira vultus ejus,
   et appropinquavit cor illius.
   Molliti sunt sermones ejus super oleum;
   et ipsi sunt jacula.
23 Jacta super Dominum curam tuam, et ipse te enutriet;
   non dabit in æternum fluctuationem justo.
24 Tu vero, Deus, deduces eos in puteum interitus.
   Viri sanguinum et dolosi non dimidiabunt dies suos;
   ego autem sperabo in te, Domine.

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Psalm 55
Language: English  after the Latin 
1  [A Psalm of David.]
   Give ear to my prayer, O God; 
   and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2  Attend unto me, and hear me: 
   I mourn in my complaint, 
   and make a noise;
3  Because of the voice of the enemy, 
   because of the oppression of the wicked: 
   for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4  My heart is sore pained within me: 
   and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5  Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, 
   and horror hath overwhelmed me.
6  And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! 
   for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7  Lo, then would I wander far off,
   and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8  I would hasten my escape 
   from the windy storm and tempest.
9  Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: 
   for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: 
   mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: 
   deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; 
   then I could have borne it: 
   neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; 
   then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, 
   my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, 
   and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, 
   and let them go down quick into hell: 
   for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 As for me, I will call upon God; 
   and the LORD shall save me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, 
   and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: 
   for there were many with me.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, 
   even he that abideth of old. 
   Selah. Because they have no changes, 
   therefore they fear not God.
20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: 
   he hath broken his covenant.
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, 
   but war was in his heart: 
   his words were softer than oil, 
   yet were they drawn swords.
22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: 
   he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: 
   bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; 
   but I will trust in thee.

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