Psalm 1

Beatus vir qui non abiit
Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly *
nor stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and on his law will he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside, *
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
His leaf also shall not wither; *
and look, whatever he does, it shall prosper.
As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; *
but they are like the chaff, which the wind scatters away from the face of the earth.
Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment; *
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Psalm 2

Quare fremuerunt gentes?
Why do the nations so furiously rage together? *
And why do the peoples devise 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 who dwells in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; *
the Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then shall he speak to them in his wrath *
and terrify them in his great anger:
“I myself have set my King *
upon my holy hill of Zion.”
I will proclaim the decree of the Lord; *
he said to me, “You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance *
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
You shall bruise them with a rod of iron *
and break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Be wise now, O you kings; *
be warned, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord in fear *
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. *
Blessed are all those who put their trust in him.