Afferte Domino. An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of his mighty works.
1 A psalm for David, at the finishing of the tabernacle. Bring to the Lord, O ye children of God: bring to the Lord the offspring of rams.
Psalmus David, in consummatione tabernaculi. Afferte Domino, filii Dei, afferte Domino, filios arietum.
2 Bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory to his name: adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
Afferte Domino gloriam et honorem; afferte Domino gloriam nomini ejus; adorate Dominum in atrio sancto ejus.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, The Lord is upon many waters.
Vox Domini super aquas; Deus majestatis intonuit; Dominus super aquas multas.
4 The voice of the Lord is in power; the voice of the Lord in magnificence.
Vox Domini in virtute; vox Domini in magnificentia.
5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars: yea, the Lord shall break the cedars of Libanus.
Vox Domini confringentis cedros, et confringet Dominus cedros Libani;
6 And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Libanus, and as the beloved son of unicorns.
et comminuet eas tamquam vitulum Libani : et dilectus quemadmodum filius unicornium.
7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire:
Vox Domini intercidentis flammam ignis.
8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the desert: and the Lord shall shake the desert of Cades.
Vox Domini concutientis desertum et commovebit Dominus desertum Cades.
9 The voice of the Lord prepareth the stags: and he will discover the thick woods: and in his temple all shall speak his glory.
Vox Domini praeparantis cervos, et revelabit condensa; et in templo ejus omnes dicent gloriam.
10 The Lord maketh the flood to dwell: and the Lord shall sit king for ever. The Lord will give strength to his people: the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Dominus diluvium inhabitare facit, et sedebit Dominus rex in aeternum. Dominus virtutem populo suo dabit; Dominus benedicet populo suo in pace.