· Old Testament 

The Book of Psalms

  Psalm 138  

138:1 Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me:

138:1 Domine probasti me et cognovisti me

138:2 thou hast know my sitting down, and my rising up.

138:2 Tu cognovisti sessionem meam et surrectionem meam

138:3 Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off: my path and my line thou hast searched out.

138:3 Intellexisti cogitationes meas de longe semitam meam et funiculum meum investigasti

138:4 And thou hast foreseen all my ways: for there is no speech in my tongue.

138:4 Et omnes vias meas praevidisti quia non est sermo in lingua mea

138:5 Behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things, the last and those of old: thou hast formed me, and hast laid thy hand upon me.

138:5 Ecce Domine tu cognovisti omnia novissima et antiqua tu formasti me et posuisti super me manum tuam

138:6 Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

138:6 Mirabilis facta est scientia tua ex me confortata est non potero ad eam

138:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face?

138:7 Quo ibo ab spiritu tuo et quo a facie tua fugiam

138:8 If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.

138:8 Si ascendero in caelum tu illic es si descendero ad infernum ades

138:9 If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:

138:9 Si sumpsero pinnas meas diluculo et habitavero in extremis maris

138:10 Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.

138:10 Etenim illuc manus tua deducet me et tenebit me dextera tua

138:11 And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.

138:11 Et dixi forsitan tenebrae conculcabunt me et nox inluminatio in deliciis meis

138:12 But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light as day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.

138:12 Quia tenebrae non obscurabuntur a te et nox sicut dies inluminabitur sicut tenebrae eius ita et lumen eius

138:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mother's womb.

138:13 Quia tu possedisti renes meos suscepisti me de utero matris meae

138:14 I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.

138:14 Confitebor tibi quia terribiliter magnificatus es mirabilia opera tua et anima mea cognoscit nimis

138:15 My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.

138:15 Non est occultatum os meum a te quod fecisti in occulto et substantia mea in inferioribus ter rae

138:16 Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them.

138:16 Inperfectum meum viderunt oculi tui et in libro tuo omnes scribentur die formabuntur et nemo in eis

138:17 But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.

138:17 Mihi autem nimis honorificati sunt amici tui Deus nimis confirmati sunt principatus eorum

138:18 I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand: I rose up and am still with thee.

138:18 Dinumerabo eos et super harenam multi plicabuntur exsurrexi et adhuc sum tecum

138:19 If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God: ye men of blood, depart from me:

138:19 Si occideris Deus peccatores et viri sanguinum declinate a me

138:20 Because you say in thought: They shall receive thy cities in vain.

138:20 Quia dices in cogitatione accipient in vanitate civitates tuas

138:21 Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pine away because of thy enemies?

138:21 Nonne qui oderunt te Domine oderam et super inimicos tuos tabescebam

138:22 I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become enemies to me.

138:22 Perfecto odio oderam illos inimici facti sunt mihi

138:23 Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths.

138:23 Proba me Deus et scito cor meum interroga me et cognosce semitas meas

138:24 And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way.

138:24 Et vide si via iniquitatis in me est et deduc me in via aeterna