The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
2:1. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?
2:2. The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against
the Lord, and against his Christ.
2:3. Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from
2:4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall
2:5. Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his
2:6. But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain, preaching
2:7. The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I
2:8. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance,
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in
pieces like a potter’s vessel.
2:10. And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge
2:11. Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you
perish from the just way.
2:13. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they
that trust in him.
Christ’s exaltation and everlasting priesthood.
109:1. A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right
hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.
109:2. The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule
thou in the midst of thy enemies.
109:3. With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the
brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.
109:4. The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for
ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
109:5. The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his
109:6. He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: he shall crush
the heads in the land of many.
109:7. He shall drink of the torrent in the way: therefore shall he lift
up the head.