1 Blessed are they who have not walked
in the counsel of the wicked, ♦︎
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.
2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord ♦︎
and they meditate on his law day and night.
3 Like a tree planted by streams of water
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither, ♦︎
whatever they do, it shall prosper.
4 As for the wicked, it is not so with them; ♦︎
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not be able to stand in the judgement, ♦︎
nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, ♦︎
but the way of the wicked shall perish.
1 Why are the nations in tumult, ♦︎
and why do the peoples devise a vain plot?
2 The kings of the earth rise up,
and the rulers take counsel together, ♦︎
against the Lord and against his anointed:
3 Let us break their bonds asunder ♦︎
and cast away their cords from us.
4 He who dwells in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; ♦︎
the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath ♦︎
and terrify them in his fury:
6 Yet have I set my king ♦︎
upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord; ♦︎
he said to me: You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance ♦︎
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron ♦︎
and dash them in pieces like a potters vessel.
10 Now therefore be wise, O kings; ♦︎
be prudent, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and with trembling kiss his feet, ♦︎
lest he be angry and you perish from the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
12 Happy are all they ♦︎
who take refuge in him.
1 Lord, how many are my adversaries; ♦︎
many are they who rise up against me.
2 Many are they who say to my soul, ♦︎
There is no help for you in your God.
3 But you, Lord, are a shield about me; ♦︎
you are my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
4 When I cry aloud to the Lord, ♦︎
he will answer me from his holy hill;
5 I lie down and sleep and rise again, ♦︎
because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not be afraid of hordes of the peoples ♦︎
that have set themselves against me all around.
7 Rise up, O Lord, and deliver me, O my God, ♦︎
for you strike all my enemies on the cheek
and break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord: ♦︎
may your blessing be upon your people.