King David's psalm of thanksgiving for his deliverance from all his enemies.
 And David spoke to the Lord the words of this canticle, in the day that the Lord delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul,
Locutus est autem David Domino verba carminis hujus in die qua liberavit eum Dominus de manu omnium inimicorum suorum, et de manu Saul,
 And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour.
et ait : Dominus petra mea, et robur meum, et salvator meus.
 God is my strong one, in him will I trust: my shield, and the horn of my salvation: he lifteth me up, and is my refuge: my saviour, thou wilt deliver me from iniquity.
Deus fortis meus sperabo in eum : scutum meum, et cornu salutis meae : elevator meus, et refugium meum : salvator meus, de iniquitate liberabis me.
 I will call on the Lord who is worthy to be praised: and I shall be saved from my enemies.
Laudabilem invocabo Dominum : et ab inimicis meis salvus ero.
 For the pangs of death have surrounded me: the floods of Belial have made me afraid.
Quia circumdederunt me contritiones mortis : torrentes Belial terruerunt me.
 The cords of hell compassed me: the snares of death prevented me.
Funes inferni circumdederunt me : praevenerunt me laquei mortis.
 In my distress I will call upon the Lord, and I will cry to my God: and he will hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry shall come to his ears.
In tribulatione mea invocabo Dominum, et ad Deum meum clamabo : et exaudiet de templo suo vocem meam, et clamor meus venit ad aures ejus.
 The earth shook and trembled, the foundations of the mountains were moved, and shaken, because he was angry with them.
Commota est et contremuit terra : fundamenta montium concussa sunt, et conquassata, quoniam iratus est eis.
 A smoke went up from his nostrils, and a devouring fire out of his mouth: coals were kindled by it.
Ascendit fumus de naribus ejus, et ignis de ore ejus vorabit : carbones succensi sunt ab eo.
 He bowed the heavens, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
Inclinavit caelos, et descendit : et caligo sub pedibus ejus.
 And he rode upon the cherubims, and flew: and slid upon the wings of the wind.
Et ascendit super cherubim : et volavit, et lapsus est super pennas venti.
 He made darkness a covering round about him: dropping waters out of the clouds of the heavens.
Posuit tenebras in circuitu suo latibulum, cribrans aquas de nubibus caelorum.
 By the brightness before him, the coals of fire were kindled.
Prae fulgore in conspectu ejus, succensi sunt carbones ignis.
 The Lord shall thunder from heaven: and the most high shall give forth his voice.
Tonabit de caelo Dominus : et excelsus dabit vocem suam.
 He shot arrows and scattered them: lightning, and consumed them.
Misit sagittas et dissipavit eos : fulgur, et consumpsit eos.
 And the overflowings of the sea appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid open at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the spirit of his wrath.
Et apparuerunt effusiones maris, et revelata sunt fundamenta orbis ab increpatione Domini, ab inspiratione spiritus furoris ejus.
 He sent from on high, and took me, and drew me out of many waters.
Misit de excelso, et assumpsit me : et extraxit me de aquis multis.
 He delivered me from my most mighty enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
Liberavit me ab inimico meo potentissimo, et ab his qui oderant me : quoniam robustiores me erant.
 He prevented me in the day of my affliction, and the Lord became my stay.
Praevenit me in die afflictionis meae, et factus est Dominus firmamentum meum.
 And he brought me forth into a large place, he delivered me, because I pleased him.
Et eduxit me in latitudinem : liberavit me, quia complacui ei.
 The Lord will reward me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands he will render to me.
Retribuet mihi Dominus secundum justitiam meam : et secundum munditiam manuum mearum reddet mihi.
 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Quia custodivi vias Domini, et non egi impie a Deo meo.
 For all his judgments are in my sight: and his precepts I have not removed from me.
Omnia enim judicia ejus in conspectu meo : et praecepta ejus non amovi a me.
 And I shall be perfect with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.
Et ero perfectus cum eo : et custodiam me ab iniquitate mea.
 And the Lord will recompense me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands in the sight of his eyes.
Et restituet mihi Dominus secundum justitiam meam : et secundum munditiam manuum mearum in conspectu oculorum suorum.
 With the holy one thou wilt be holy: and with the valiant perfect.
Cum sancto sanctus eris : et cum robusto perfectus.
 With the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.
Cum electo electus eris : et cum perverso perverteris.
 And the poor people thou wilt save: and with thy eyes thou wilt humble the haughty.
Et populum pauperem salvum facies : oculisque tuis excelsos humiliabis.
 For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and thou, O Lord, wilt enlighten my darkness.
Quia tu lucerna mea, Domine : et tu, Domine, illuminabis tenebras meas.
 For in thee I will run girded: in my God I will leap over the wall.
In te enim curram accinctus : in Deo meo transiliam murum.
 God, his way is immaculate, the word of the Lord is tried by fire: he is the shield of all that trust in him.
Deus, immaculata via ejus, eloquium Domini igne examinatum : scutum est omnium sperantium in se.
 Who is God but the Lord: and who is strong but our God?
Quis est Deus praeter Dominum : et quis fortis praeter Deum nostrum?
 God who hath girded me with strength, and made my way perfect.
Deus qui accinxit me fortitudine, et complanavit perfectam viam meam.
 Making my feet like the feet of harts, and setting me upon my high places.
Coaequans pedes meos cervis, et super excelsa mea statuens me;
 He teacheth my bands to war: and maketh my arms like a bow of brass.
docens manus meas ad praelium, et componens quasi arcum aereum brachia mea.
 Thou hast given me the shield of my salvation: and thy mildness hath multiplied me.
Dedisti mihi clypeum salutis tuae, et mansuetudo tua multiplicavit me.
 Thou shalt enlarge my steps under me: and my ankles shall not fail.
Dilatabis gressus meos subtus me : et non deficient tali mei.
 I will pursue after my enemies, and crush them: and will not return again till I consume them.
Persequar inimicos meos, et conteram : et non convertar donec consumam eos.
 I will consume them and break them in pieces, so that they shall not rise: they shall fall under my feet.
Consumam eos et confringam, ut non consurgant : cadent sub pedibus meis.
 Thou hast girded me with strength to battle: thou hast made them that resisted me to bow under me.
Accinxisti me fortitudine ad praelium : incurvasti resistentes mihi subtus me.
 My enemies thou hast made to turn their back to me: them that hated me, and I shall destroy them.
Inimicos meos dedisti mihi dorsum : odientes me, et disperdam eos.
 They shall cry, and there shall be none to save: to the Lord, and he shall not hear them.
Clamabunt, et non erit qui salvet, ad Dominum, et non exaudiet eos.
 I shall beat them as small as the dust of the earth: I shall crush them and spread them abroad like the mire of the streets.
Delebo eos ut pulverem terrae : quasi lutum platearum comminuam eos atque confringam.
 Thou wilt save me from the contradictions of my people: thou wilt keep me to be the head of the Gentiles: the people which I know not, shall serve me,
Salvabis me a contradictionibus populi mei : custodies me in caput gentium : populus, quem ignoro, serviet mihi.
 The sons of the stranger will resist me, at the hearing of the ear they will obey me.
Filii alieni resistent mihi, auditu auris obedient mihi.
 The strangers are melted away, and shall be straitened in their distresses.
Filii alieni defluxerunt, et contrahentur in angustiis suis.
 The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed: and the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted:
Vivit Dominus, et benedictus Deus meus : et exaltabitur Deus fortis salutis meae.
 God who giveth me revenge, and bringest down people under me,
Deus qui das vindictas mihi, et dejicis populos sub me.
 Who bringest me forth from my enemies, and liftest me up from them that resist me: from the wicked man thou shalt deliver me.
Qui educis me ab inimicis meis, et a resistentibus mihi elevas me : a viro iniquo liberabis me.
 Therefore will I give thanks to thee. O Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to thy name.
Propterea confitebor tibi Domine in gentibus : et nomini tuo cantabo :
 Giving great salvation to his king, and shewing mercy to David his anointed, and to his seed for ever.
magnificans salutes regis sui, et faciens misericordiam christo suo David, et semini ejus in sempiternum.