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Psalm 2

The Messiah is king and conqueror
“They rose up together against your servant Jesus, whom you had anointed” (Acts 4, 27)

Why this tumult among nations,
  among peoples this useless murmuring?
They arise, the kings of the earth,
  princes plot against the Lord and his Anointed.
‘Come, let us break their fetters,
  come, let us cast off their yoke.’

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
  the Lord is laughing them to scorn.
Then he will speak in his anger,
  his rage will strike them with terror.
‘It is I who have set up my king
  on Sion, my holy mountain.’

I will announce the decree of the Lord:
  The Lord said to me: ‘You are my Son.
  It is I who have begotten you this day.
Ask and I shall bequeath you the nations,
  put the ends of the earth in your possession.
With a rod of iron you will break them,
  shatter them like a potter’s jar.’

Now, O kings, understand,
  take warning, rulers of the earth;
serve the Lord with awe
  and trembling, pay him your homage
lest he be angry and you perish;
  for suddenly his anger will blaze.

Blessed are they who put their trust in God.