1:1O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat;
1:2But -- in the law of Jehovah is his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night:
1:3And he hath been as a tree, Planted by rivulets of water, That giveth its fruit in its season, And its leaf doth not wither, And all that he doth he causeth to prosper.
1:4Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
1:5Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous,
1:6For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!
2:1Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?
2:2Station themselves do kings of the earth, And princes have been united together, Against Jehovah, and against His Messiah:
2:3`Let us draw off Their cords, And cast from us Their thick bands.'
2:4He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.
2:5Then doth He speak unto them in His anger, And in His wrath He doth trouble them:
2:6`And I -- I have anointed My King, Upon Zion -- My holy hill.'
2:7I declare concerning a statute: Jehovah said unto me, `My Son Thou art, I to-day have brought thee forth.
2:8Ask of Me and I give nations -- thy inheritance, And thy possession -- the ends of earth.
2:9Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.'
2:10And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,
2:11Serve ye Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
2:12Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!
3:1Jehovah, how have my distresses multiplied! Many are rising up against me.
3:2Many are saying of my soul, `There is no salvation for him in God.' Selah.
3:3And Thou, O Jehovah, art a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.
3:4My voice is unto Jehovah: I call: And He answereth me from his holy hill, Selah.
3:5I -- I have lain down, and I sleep, I have waked, for Jehovah sustaineth me.
3:6I am not afraid of myriads of people, That round about they have set against me.
3:7Rise, O Jehovah! save me, my God. Because Thou hast smitten All mine enemies on the cheek. The teeth of the wicked Thou hast broken.
3:8Of Jehovah is this salvation; On Thy people is Thy blessing! Selah.