Conserva me, Domine.
15:1. The inscription of a title to David himself.
Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put my trust in thee.
15:2. I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou
hast no need of my goods.
15:3. To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made
wonderful all my desires in them.
15:4. Their infirmities were multiplied: afterwards they
made haste. I will not gather together their meetings for blood-offerings:
nor will I be mindful of their names by my lips.
15:5. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of
my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.
15:6. The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for
my inheritance is goodly to me.
15:7. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me
understanding: moreover, my reins also have corrected me even till night.
15:8. I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at
my right hand, that I be not moved.
15:9. Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my
tongue hath rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope.
15:10. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;
nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.
15:11. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life,
thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are
delights even to the end.
Audite haec, omnes gentes.
48:1. Unto the end, a psalm for the sons of Core.
48:2. Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all
ye inhabitants of the world.
48:3. All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men:
both rich and poor together.
48:4. My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of
my heart understanding.
48:5. I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my
proposition on the psaltery.
48:6. Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of
my heel shall encompass me.
48:7. They that trust in their own strength, and glory
in the multitude of their riches,
48:8. No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he
shall not give to God his ransom,
48:9. Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and
shall labour for ever,
48:10. And shall still live unto the end.
48:11. He shall not see destruction, when he shall see
the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they
shall leave their riches to strangers:
48:12. And their sepulchres shall be their houses for
ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their
lands by their names.
48:13. And man when he was in honour did not understand;
he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
48:14. This way of theirs is a stumbling-block to them:
and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.
48:15. They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall
feed upon them. And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning;
and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.
48:16. But God will redeem my soul from the hand of
hell, when he shall receive me.
48:17. Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich,
and when the glory of his house shall be increased.
48:18. For when he shall die he shall take nothing away;
nor shall his glory descend with him.
48:19. For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and
he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
48:20. He shall go in to the generations of his fathers:
and he shall never see light.
48:21. Man when he was in honour did not understand: he
hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.