1 In die illa cantabitur canticum istud in terra Iudae: "Urbs fortis nobis in salutem; posuit muros et antemurale.
2 Aperite portas, et ingrediatur gens iusta, quae servat fidem.
3 Propositum eius est firmum; servabis pacem, quia in te speravit.
4 Sperate in Dominum in saeculis aeternis, Dominus est petra aeterna.
5 Quia evertit habitantes in excelso, civitatem sublimem humiliabit; humiliabit eam usque ad terram, detrahet eam usque ad pulverem.
6 Conculcabit eam pes, pedes pauperis, gressus egenorum.
7 Semita iusti recta est; rectum callem iusti complanas.
8 Et in semita iudiciorum tuorum, Domine, speravimus in te; ad nomen tuum et ad memoriale tuum desiderium animae.
9 Anima mea desiderat te in nocte, sed et spiritu meo in praecordiis meis te quaero. Cum resplenduerint iudicia tua in terra, iustitiam discent habitatores orbis.
10 Fit misericordia impio, non discet iustitiam; in terra probitatis inique gerit et non videt maiestatem Domini.
11 Domine, exaltata est manus tua, et non vident; videant confusi zelum tuum in populum, et ignis hostium tuorum devorabit eos.
12 Domine, dabis pacem nobis; omnia enim opera nostra operatus es nobis.
13 Domine Deus noster, possederunt nos domini absque te; tantum in te recordemur nominis tui.
14 Mortui non reviviscent, defuncti non resurgent; propterea visitasti et contrivisti eos et perdidisti omnem memoriam eorum.
15 Auxisti gentem, Domine, auxisti gentem, glorificatus es; elongasti omnes terminos terrae.
16 Domine, in angustia quaesierunt te, fuderunt incantationem, castigatio tua in eis.
17 Sicut quae concipit, cum appropinquaverit ad partum dolens clamat in doloribus suis, sic facti sumus a facie tua, Domine.
18 Concepimus et parturivimus, quasi peperimus ventum. Salutes non fecimus in terra, ideo non nati sunt habitatores terrae.
19 Reviviscent mortui tui, interfecti mei resurgent. Expergiscimini et laudate, qui habitatis in pulvere, quia ros lucis ros tuus, et terra defunctos suos edet in lucem.
20 Vade, populus meus, intra in cubicula tua, claude ostia tua super te, abscondere modicum ad momentum, donec pertranseat indignatio.
21 Ecce enim Dominus egredietur de loco suo, ut visitet iniquitatem habitatoris terrae contra eum; et revelabit terra sanguinem suum et non operiet ultra interfectos suos".
King James Version
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
5 ¶ For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 ¶ LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 ¶ Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.