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ספר ראשון

1Happy is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stood in the way of sinners,
Nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
And in His law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,
That bringeth forth its fruit in its season,
And whose leaf doth not wither;
And in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.
4Not so the wicked;
But they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away,
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.

2Why are the nations in an uproar?
And why do the peoples mutter in vain?
2The kings of the earth stand up,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord, and against His anointed:
3'Let us break their bands asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.'
4He that sitteth in heaven laugheth,
The Lord hath them in derision.
5Then will He speak unto them in His wrath,
And affright them in His sore displeasure:
6'Truly it is I that have established My king
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.'
7I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said unto me: 'Thou art My son,
This day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'
10Now therefore, ye kings, be wise;
Be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way,
When suddenly His wrath is kindled.
Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.