Vesperas - Antiphona
29 June, 2020
Antiphona
Confortátus est principátus eórum,
et honoráti sunt amíci tui Deus.
(Ps. 138) Dómine, probásti me, et cognovísti me:
tu cognovísti sessiónem meam, et resurrectiónem meam.
2. Intellexísti cogitatiónes meas de longe:
sémitam meam, et funículum meum investigásti.
3. Et omnes vias meas prævidísti:
quia non est sermo in lingua mea.
4. Ecce, Dómine, tu cognovísti ómnia novíssima, et antíqua:
tu formásti me, et posuísti super me manum tuam.
5. Mirábilis facta est sciéntia tua ex me:
confortáta est, et non pótero ad eam.
6. Quo ibo a spíritu tuo?
et quo a fácie tua fúgiam?
7. Si ascéndero in cælum, tu illic es:
si descéndero in inférnum, ades.
8. Si súmpsero pennas meas dilúculo,
et habitávero in extrémis maris.
9. Etenim illuc manus tua dedúcet me:
et tenébit me déxtera tua.
10. Glória Patri, et Fílio,
et Spirítui Sancto.
11. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper,
et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
12. Et dixi: Fórsitan ténebræ conculcábunt me:
et nox illuminátio mea in delíciis meis.
13. Quia ténebræ non obscurabúntur a te,
et nox sicut dies illuminábitur:
sicut ténebræ ejus, ita et lumen ejus.
14. Quia tu possedísti renes meos:
suscepísti me de útero matris meæ.
15. Confitébor tibi quia terribíliter magnificátus es:
mirabília ópera tua,
et ánima mea cognóscit nimis.
16. Non est occultátum os meum a te, quod fecísti in occúlto:
et substántia mea in inferióribus terræ.
17. Imperféctum meum vidérunt óculi tui,
et in libro tuo omnes scribéntur:
dies formabúntur, et nemo in eis.
18. Mihi autem nimis honorificáti sunt amíci tui, Deus:
nimis confortátus est principátus eórum.
19. Dinumerábo eos, et super arénam multiplicabúntur:
exsurréxi, et adhuc sum tecum.
20. Si occíderis, Deus, peccatóres:
viri sánguinum, declináte a me.
21. Quia dícitis in cogitatióne:
Accípient in vanitáte civitátes tuas.
22. Nonne qui odérunt te, Dómine, óderam?
et super inimícos tuos tabescébam?
23. Perfécto ódio óderam illos:
et inimíci facti sunt mihi.
24. Proba me, Deus, et scito cor meum:
intérroga me, et cognósce sémitas meas.
25. Et vide, si via iniquitátis in me est:
et deduc me in via ætérna.
26. Glória Patri, et Fílio,
et Spirítui Sancto.
27. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper,
et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
Confortátus est principátus eórum,
et honoráti sunt amíci tui Deus.
O God, thy friends are honourable,
their power is waxen right strong.
(Ps. 138) Lord, you have examined me, and you have known me.
You have known my sitting down and my rising up again.
2. You have understood my thoughts from afar.
My path and my fate, you have investigated.
3. And you have foreseen all my ways.
For there is no word in my tongue.
4. Behold, O Lord, you have known all things: the newest and the very old.
You have formed me, and you have placed your hand over me.
5. Your knowledge has become a wonder to me.
It has been reinforced, and I am not able to prevail against it.
6. Where will I go from your Spirit?
And where will I flee from your face?
7. If I ascend into heaven, you are there.
If I descend into Hell, you are near.
8. If I assume my feathers in early morning,
and dwell in the utmost parts of the sea,
9. even there, your hand will lead me forth,
and your right hand will hold me.
10. Glória Patri, et Fílio,
et Spirítui Sancto.
11. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper,
et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.
12. And I said: Perhaps darkness will overwhelm me,
and the night will be my illumination, to my delight.
13. But darkness will not be impenetrable to you,
and night will illuminate like the day:
for just as its darkness is, so also is its light.
14. For you have possessed my temperament.
You have supported me from the womb of my mother.
15. I will confess to you, for you have been magnified terribly.
Your works are miraculous,
as my soul knows exceedingly well.
16. My bone, which you have made in secret, has not been hidden from you,
and my substance is in accord with the lower parts of the earth.
17. Your eyes saw my imperfection,
and all this shall be written in your book.
Days will be formed, and no one shall be in them.
18. But to me, O God, your friends have been greatly honored.
Their first ruler has been exceedingly strengthened.
19. I will number them, and they will be more numerous than the sand.
I rose up, and I am still with you.
20. O God, if only you would cut down sinners.
You men of blood: depart from me.
21. For you say in thought:
They will accept your cities in vain.
22. Have I not hated those who hated you, Lord,
and wasted away because of your enemies?
23. I have hated them with a perfect hatred,
and they have become enemies to me.
24. Examine me, O God, and know my heart.
Question me, and know my paths.
25. And see if there might be in me the way of iniquity,
and lead me in the way of eternity.
26. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
27. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O God, thy friends are honourable,
their power is waxen right strong.
29 June - Vesperas - Antiphona