Contents Psalmus XXXI (Nova Vulgata)
Psalm 31 (32)
Beatus, cui remissa est iniquitas
Blessed is he whose iniquity is remitted.
David dicit beatitudinem hominis, cui Deus reputat iustitiam sine operibus
(Rom 4: 6)
David declares the blessedness of the man to whom God credits justice without works.
(Rom 4: 6)
1 BEATUS, cui remissa est iniquitas * et obtectum est peccatum. 1 BLESSED is he whose iniquities are forgiven, * and whose sins are covered.
2 Beatus vir, cui non imputavit Dominus delictum, * nec est in spiritu eius dolus. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, * and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 Quoniam tacui, inveteraverunt ossa mea, * dum rugirem tota die. 3 Because I was silent my bones wasted away, * as I cried out all day.
4 Quoniam die ac nocte gravata est super me manus tua, * immutatus est vigor meus in ardoribus aestatis. 4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me: * my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
5 Peccatum meum cognitum tibi feci * et delictum meum non abscondi. 5 I have acknowledged my sin to Thee, and my guilt I have not concealed.
Dixi: <<Confitebor adversum me iniquitatem meam Domino>>. * Et tu remisisti impietatem peccati mei. I said "I will confess my injustice against myself to the Lord:" * and Thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
6 Propter hoc orabit ad te omnis sanctus * in tempore opportuno. 6 For this shall every one that is holy pray to Thee * in due time.
Et in diluvio aquarum multarum * ad eum non approximabunt. Though in a flood of many waters, * they shall not reach him.
7 Tu es refugium meum, a tribulatione conservabis me; * exsultationibus salutis circumdabis me. 7 Thou art my refuge, from tribulation Thou shalt keep me: * with shouts of gladness Thou shalt surround me.
8 Intellectum tibi dabo et instruam te in via, qua gradieris; * firmabo super te oculos meos. 8 I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in the way in which thou shalt walk: * I will fix my eyes upon thee.
9 Nolite fieri sicut equus et mulus, * quibus non est intellectus; 9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, * who have no understanding.
in camo et freno si accedis ad constringendum, * non approximant ad te. With bit and bridle bind them fast, * else they will not come near to thee.
10 Multi dolores impii, * sperantem autem in Domino misericordia circumdabit. 10 Many are the sorrows of the sinner, * but mercy shall surround him that hopeth in the Lord.
11 Laetamini in Domino et exsultate, iusti, * et gloriamini, omnes recti corde. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, * and glory, all ye right of heart.

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