Contents Psalmus LXXXIII (Nova Vulgata)
Psalm 83 (84)
Desiderium templi Domini
Desire for the Lord's Temple
Non habemus hic manentem civitatem, sed futuram inquirimus.
(Hebr 13, 14)
We have here not a lasting city, but we seek the one that is to come.
(Hebr 13, 14)
2 QUAM dilecta tabernacula tua, Domine virtutum! * 3 Concupiscit et deficit anima mea in atria Domini. 2 HOW lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! * 3 My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.
Cor meum et caro mea * exsultaverunt in Deum vivum. My heart and my flesh * have rejoiced in the living God.
4 Etenim passer invenit sibi domum et turtur nidum sibi ubi ponat pullos suos: * altaria tua, Domine virtutum, rex meus et Deus meus. 4 For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones: * Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
5 Beati qui habitant in domo tua: * in perpetuum laudabunt te. 5 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house: * they shall praise Thee for ever and ever.
6 Beatus vir cuius est auxilium abs te, * ascensiones in corde suo disposuit. 6 Blessed is the man whose help is from Thee: * his heart is set upon the journey,
7 Transeuntes per vallem sitientem in fontem ponent eam, * etenim benedictionibus vestiet eam pluvia matutina. 7 Crossing through the dry valley, they make it a spring, * for the morning rain clothes it in blessings.
8 Ibunt de virtute in virtutem, * videbitur Deus deorum in Sion. 8 They shall go from virtue to virtue: * the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
9 Domine Deus virtutum, exaudi orationem meam; * auribus percipe Deus Iacob. 9 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: * give ear, O God of Jacob.
10 Protector noster aspice, Deus, * et respice in faciem christi tui. 10 Behold, O God our protector: * and look on the face of Thy Christ.
11 Quia melior est dies una in atriis tuis super milia, elegi ad limen esse in domo Dei mei, * magis quam habitare in tabernaculis peccatorum. 11 For better is one day in Thy courts above thousands. I have chosen to be at the threshold in the house of my God, * rather than to dwell in the tents of sinners.
12 Quia sol et scutum est Dominus Deus, gratiam et gloriam dabit Dominus; * non privabit bonis eos, qui ambulant in innocentia. 12 For a sun and shield are the Lord God, grace and glory the Lord will grant; * He will not deprive them of good things, those who walk in innocence.
13 Domine virtutum, * beatus homo qui sperat in te. 13 O Lord of hosts, * blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.

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