Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c.
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners *
and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord *
and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side *
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
His leaf also shall not wither *
and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
As for the ungodly, it is not so with them *
but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement *
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous *
and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Quare fremuerunt gentes?
Why do the heathen so furiously rage together *
and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together *
against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
Let us break their bonds asunder *
and cast away their cords from us.
He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn *
the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath *
and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my King *
upon my holy hill of Sion.
I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me *
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance *
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron *
and break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings *
be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord in fear *
and rejoice unto him with reverence.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way *
if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Domine, quid multiplicati?
Lord, how are they increased that trouble me *
many are they that rise against me.
Many one there be that say of my soul *
There is no help for him in his God.
But thou, O Lord, art my defender *
thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
I did call upon the Lord with my voice *
and he heard me out of his holy hill.
I laid me down and slept, and rose up again *
for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people *
that have set themselves against me round about.
Up, Lord, and help me, O my God *
for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheekbone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongeth unto the Lord *
and thy blessing is upon thy people.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness *
thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour *
and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing?
Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly *
when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
Stand in awe, and sin not *
commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
Offer the sacrifice of righteousness *
and put your trust in the Lord.
There be many that say *
Who will shew us any good?
Lord, lift thou up *
the light of thy countenance upon us.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart *
since the time that their corn and wine and oil increased.
I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest *
for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
Verba mea auribus
Ponder my words, O Lord *
consider my meditation
O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God *
for unto thee will I make my prayer.
My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord *
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness *
neither shall any evil dwell with thee.
Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight *
for thou hatest all them that work vanity.
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing *
the Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy *
and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies *
make thy way plain before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in his mouth *
their inward parts are very wickedness.
Their throat is an open sepulchre *
they flatter with their tongue.
Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations *
cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.
And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice *
they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;
For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous *
and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.