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Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The First Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together? *
    and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
  2. The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together *
    against the Lord, and against his Anointed:
  3. Let us break their bonds asunder, *
    and cast away their cords from us.
  4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: *
    the Lord shall have them in derision.
  5. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, *
    and vex them in his sore displeasure:
  6. Yet have I set my King *
    upon my holy hill of Sion.
  7. I will rehearse the decree; *
    the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
  8. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the nations for thine inheritance, *
    and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
  9. Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron, *
    and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
  10. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; *
    be instructed, ye that are judges of the earth.
  11. Serve the Lord in fear, *
    and rejoice unto him with reverence.
  12. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way, if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. *
    Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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