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Psalmus 2

Language: Latin

1  Quare fremuerunt gentes, 
   et populi meditati sunt inania?
2  Astiterunt reges terræ, 
   et principes convenerunt in unum
   adversus Dominum, et adversus christum ejus.
3  Dirumpamus vincula eorum, 
   et projiciamus a nobis jugum ipsorum.
4  Qui habitat in cælis irridebit eos, 
   et Dominus subsannabit eos.
5  Tunc loquetur ad eos in ira sua, 
   et in furore suo conturbabit eos.
6  Ego autem constitutus sum rex ab eo super Sion, 
   montem sanctum ejus,prædicans præceptum ejus.
7  Dominus dixit ad me: 
   Filius meus es tu; 
   ego hodie genui te.
8  Postula a me, et dabo tibi gentes hæreditatem tuam,
   et possessionem tuam terminos terræ.
9  Reges eos in virga ferrea, 
   et tamquam vas figuli confringes eos.
10 Et nunc, reges, intelligite; 
   erudimini, qui judicatis terram.
11 Servite Domino in timore, 
   et exsultate ei cum tremore.
12 Apprehendite disciplinam, nequando irascatur Dominus,
   et pereatis de via justa.
13 Cum exarserit in brevi ira ejus, 
   beati omnes qui confidunt in eo.

Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE GER GER

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Salm 2", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , "Psalm 2", KJV
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Psaume 2", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Luther) , "Psalm 2"

Text added to the website: 2009-05-14.
Last modified: 2014-08-11 20:47:23
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Word count: 157

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Psalm 2

Language: English after the Latin

1  Why do the heathen rage, 
   and the people imagine a vain thing?
2  The kings of the earth set themselves, 
   and the rulers take counsel together, 
   against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3  Let us break their bands asunder, 
   and cast away their cords from us.
4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: 
   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 Zion.
7  I will declare the decree: 
   the LORD hath said unto me,
   Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance,
   and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; 
   thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: 
   be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, 
   and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way,
   when his wrath is kindled but a little.
13 Blessed are all they 
   that put their trust in him.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2012-02-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:47
Line count: 28
Word count: 219