1 The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, ♦︎
until I make your enemies your footstool.
2 May the Lord stretch forth the sceptre of your power; ♦︎
rule from Zion in the midst of your enemies.
3 Noble are you on this day of your birth; ♦︎
on the holy mountain, from the womb of the dawn
the dew of your new birth is upon you.
4 The Lord has sworn and will not retract: ♦︎
You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The king at your right hand, O Lord, ♦︎
shall smite down kings in the day of his wrath.
6 In all his majesty, he shall judge among the nations, ♦︎
smiting heads over all the wide earth.
7 He shall drink from the brook beside the way; ♦︎
therefore shall he lift high his head.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, ♦︎
in the company of the faithful and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, ♦︎
sought out by all who delight in them.
3 His work is full of majesty and honour ♦︎
and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He appointed a memorial for his marvellous deeds; ♦︎
the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He gave food to those who feared him; ♦︎
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He showed his people the power of his works ♦︎
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are truth and justice; ♦︎
all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever; ♦︎
they are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he commanded his covenant for ever; ♦︎
holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have those who live by it; ♦︎
his praise endures for ever.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord ♦︎
and have great delight in his commandments.
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land, ♦︎
a generation of the faithful that will be blest.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, ♦︎
and their righteousness endures for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; ♦︎
gracious and full of compassion are the righteous.
5 It goes well with those who are generous in lending ♦︎
and order their affairs with justice,
6 For they will never be shaken; ♦︎
the righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil tidings; ♦︎
their heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 Their heart is sustained and will not fear, ♦︎
until they see the downfall of their foes.
9 They have given freely to the poor;
their righteousness stands fast for ever; ♦︎
their head will be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it and be angry;
they shall gnash their teeth in despair; ♦︎
the desire of the wicked shall perish.