Miserere mei, Deus. The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises God for his delivery.
 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [1 Kings 24]
In finem, ne disperdas. David in tituli inscriptionem, cum fugeret a facie Saul in speluncam.
 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.
Miserere mei, Deus, miserere mei, quoniam in te confidit anima mea. Et in umbra alarum tuarum sperabo, donec transeat iniquitas.
 I will cry to God the most High; to God who hath done good to me.
Clamabo ad Deum altissimum, Deum qui benefecit mihi.
 He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,
Misit de caelo, et liberavit me; dedit in opprobrium conculcantes me. Misit Deus misericordiam suam et veritatem suam,
 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
et eripuit animam meam de medio catulorum leonum; dormivi conturbatus. Filii hominum dentes eorum arma et sagittae, et lingua eorum gladius acutus.
 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.
Exaltare super caelos, Deus, et in omnem terram gloria tua.
 They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.
Laqueum paraverunt pedibus meis, et incurvaverunt animam meam. Foderunt ante faciem meam foveam, et inciderunt in eam.
 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will Sing, and rehearse a psalm.
Paratum cor meum, Deus, paratum cor meum; cantabo, et psalmum dicam.
 Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early.
Exsurge, gloria mea; exsurge, psalterium et cithara; exsurgam diluculo.
 I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing a psalm to thee among the nations.
Confitebor tibi in populis, Domine, et psalmum dicam tibi in gentibus;
 For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens: and thy truth unto the clouds.
quoniam magnificata est usque ad caelos misericordia tua, et usque ad nubes veritas tua.
 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.
Exaltare super caelos, Deus, et super omnem terram gloria tua.