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In finem, psalmus David.
Domine, probasti me, et cognovisti me;
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Unto the end, a psalm of David.
Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me:
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(To the choir-master. Of David. A psalm.)
Lord, I lie open to thy scrutiny; thou knowest me,
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tu cognovisti sessionem meam et resurrectionem meam.
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thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.
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knowest when sit down and when I rise up again, canst read my thoughts from far away.
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Intellexisti cogitationes meas de longe; semitam meam et funiculum meum investigasti:
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Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off: my path and my line thou hast searched out.
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Walk I or sleep I, thou canst tell; no movement of mine but thou art watching it.
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et omnes vias meas prævidisti, quia non est sermo in lingua mea.
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And thou hast foreseen all my ways: for there is no speech in my tongue.
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Before ever the words are framed on my lips, all my thought is known to thee;
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Ecce, Domine, tu cognovisti omnia, novissima et antiqua. Tu formasti me, et posuisti super me manum tuam.
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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.
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rearguard and vanguard, thou dost compass me about, thy hand still laid upon me.
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Mirabilis facta est scientia tua ex me; confortata est, et non potero ad eam.
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Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.
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Such wisdom as thine is far beyond my reach, no thought of mine can attain it.
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Quo ibo a spiritu tuo? et quo a facie tua fugiam?
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Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy face?
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Where can I go, then, to take refuge from thy spirit, to hide from thy view?
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Si ascendero in cælum, tu illic es; si descendero in infernum, ades.
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If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.
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If I should climb up to heaven, thou art there; if I sink down to the world beneath, thou art present still.
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Si sumpsero pennas meas diluculo, et habitavero in extremis maris,
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If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:
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If I could wing my way eastwards, or find a dwelling beyond the western sea,
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etenim illuc manus tua deducet me, et tenebit me dextera tua.
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Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.
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still would I find thee beckoning to me, thy right hand upholding me.
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Et dixi: Forsitan tenebræ conculcabunt me; et nox illuminatio mea in deliciis meis.
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And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be my light in my pleasures.
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Or perhaps I would think to bury myself in darkness; night should surround me, friendlier than day;
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Quia tenebræ non obscurabuntur a te, et nox sicut dies illuminabitur: sicut tenebræ ejus, ita et lumen ejus.
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But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light as the day: the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are alike to thee.
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but no, darkness is no hiding-place from thee, with thee the night shines clear as day itself; light and dark are one.
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Quia tu possedisti renes meos; suscepisti me de utero matris meæ.
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For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mother’s womb.
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Author, thou, of my inmost being, didst thou not form me in my mother’s womb?
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Confitebor tibi, quia terribiliter magnificatus es; mirabilia opera tua, et anima mea cognoscit nimis.
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I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.
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I praise thee for my wondrous fashioning, for all the wonders of thy creation. Of my soul thou hast full knowledge,
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Non est occultatum os meum a te, quod fecisti in occulto; et substantia mea in inferioribus terræ.
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My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.
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and this mortal frame had no mysteries for thee, who didst contrive it in secret, devise its pattern, there in the dark recesses of the earth.
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Imperfectum meum viderunt oculi tui, et in libro tuo omnes scribentur. Dies formabuntur, et nemo in eis.
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Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed, and no one in them.
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All my acts thy eyes have seen, all are set down already in thy record; my days were numbered before ever they came to be.
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Mihi autem nimis honorificati sunt amici tui, Deus; nimis confortatus est principatus eorum.
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But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
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A riddle, O my God, thy dealings with me, so vast their scope!
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Dinumerabo eos, et super arenam multiplicabuntur. Exsurrexi, et adhuc sum tecum.
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I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand: I rose up and am still with thee.
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As well count the sand, as try to fathom them; and, were that skill mine, thy own being still confronts me.
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Si occideris, Deus, peccatores, viri sanguinum, declinate a me:
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If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God: ye men of blood, depart from me:
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O God, wouldst thou but make an end of the wicked! Murderers, keep your distance from me!
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quia dicitis in cogitatione: Accipient in vanitate civitates tuas.
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Because you say in thought: They shall receive thy cities in vain.
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Treacherously they rebel against thee, faithlessly set thee at defiance.
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Nonne qui oderunt te, Domine, oderam, et super inimicos tuos tabescebam?
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Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pined away because of thy enemies?
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Lord, do I not hate the men who hate thee, am I not sick at heart over their rebellion?
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Perfecto odio oderam illos, et inimici facti sunt mihi.
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I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become enemies to me.
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Surpassing hatred I bear them, count them my sworn enemies.
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Proba me, Deus, et scito cor meum; interroga me, et cognosce semitas meas.
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Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths.
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Scrutinize me, O God, as thou wilt, and read my heart; put me to the test, and examine my restless thoughts.
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Et vide si via iniquitatis in me est, et deduc me in via æterna.
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And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way.
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See if on any false paths my heart is set, and thyself lead me in the ways of old.