1:1¤ Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:
1:2But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:6For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
2:1¤ Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?
2:2The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
2:3Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his rage.
2:6But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain, preaching his commandment.
2:7The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
2:10And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.
3:1¤ Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? many are they who rise up against me.
3:2Many say to my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:3But thou, O Lord, art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:4I have cried to the Lord with my voice: and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:5I have slept and have taken my rest: and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:6I will not fear thousands of the people surrounding me: arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:7For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:8Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.