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.
Praise the Lord, O my soul:
while I live will I praise the Lord; ♦︎
as long as I have any being,
I will sing praises to my God.
2 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in any human power, ♦︎
for there is no help in them.
3 When their breath goes forth, they return to the earth; ♦︎
on that day all their thoughts perish.
4 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help, ♦︎
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
5 Who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them; ♦︎
who keeps his promise for ever;
6 Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong ♦︎
and bread to those who hunger.
7 The Lord looses those that are bound; ♦︎
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
8 The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; ♦︎
the Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord watches over the stranger in the land;
he upholds the orphan and widow; ♦︎
but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, ♦︎
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.