1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
1:2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
1:3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
1:4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
1:5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
1:6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
2:1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2:2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
2:3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
2:4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
2:5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
2:6Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
2:7I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
2:8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
2:10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
2:11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
2:12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
3:1LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
3:2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3:3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
3:4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
3:5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
3:6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
3:7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
3:8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.