Contents Psalmus XXXI (Sixto-Clementine)
Psalm 31 (32)
Felicitas viri cui remissum est peccatum
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 BEATI, quorum remissae sunt iniquitates, * et quorum tecta sunt peccata. 1 BLESSED is he whose iniquities are forgiven, * and whose sins are covered.
2 Beatus vir, cui non imputavit Dominus peccatum, * 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 clamarem 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, * conversus sum in aerumna mea, dum configitur spina. 4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me: * I am twisted in my affliction whilst the thorn is fastened upon me.
5 Delictum meum cognitum tibi feci * et iniustitiam meam non abscondi. 5 I have acknowledged my sin to Thee, * and my guilt I have not concealed.
Dixi: <<Confitebor adversum me iniustitiam 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 Pro hac orabit ad te omnis sanctus * in tempore opportuno. 6 For this shall every one that is holy pray to Thee * in due time.
Verumtamen 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 quae circumdedit me; * exsultatio mea, erue me a circumdantibus me. 7 Thou art my refuge, from the tribulation which surrounds me: * my joy, deliver me from those surrounding me.
8 Intellectum tibi dabo et instruam te in via hac, 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 maxillas eorum constringe, * qui non approximant ad te. With bit and bridle bind them fast, * else they will not come near to thee.
10 Multa flagella peccatoris, * 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 of righteous heart.

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