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Psalm 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - First Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Why are the nations in an uproar? *
    Why do the peoples mutter empty threats?
  2. Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt, and the princes plot together, *
    against the Lord and against his Anointed?
  3. "Let us break their yoke," they say; *
    let us cast off their bonds from us.
  4. He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; *
    the Lord has them in derision.
  5. Then he speaks to them in his wrath, *
    and his rage fills them with terror.
  6. "I myself have set my king *
    upon my holy hill of Zion."
  7. Let me announce the decree of the Lord: *
    he said to me, "You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
  8. Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance *
    and the ends of the earth for your possession.
  9. You shall crush them with an iron rod *
    and shatter them like a piece of pottery."
  10. And now, you kings, be wise; *
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
  11. Submit to the Lord with fear, *
    and with trembling bow before him;
  12. Lest he be angry and you perish; *
    for his wrath is quickly kindled.
  13. Happy are they all *
    who take refuge in him!
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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