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The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with
the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner
THE BOOK OF PSALMS
The psalms are called by the Hebrews TEHILLIM, that is, Hymns of Praise.
The author, of a great part of them at least, was king David: but many
are of opinion that some of them were made by Asaph, and others whose
names are prefixed in the titles.
Psalms Chapter 1
The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
1:1. Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of
1:2. But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall
meditate day and night.
1:3. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running
waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf
shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4. Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind
driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5. Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners
in the council of the just.
1:6. For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked
Psalms Chapter 2
The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
2:1. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the prople devised vain things?
2:2. The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together,
against the Lord, and against his Christ.
2:3. Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke
2:4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall
2:5. Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his
2:6. But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain,
preahing his comandment.
2:7. The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten
2:8. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance,
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in
pieces like a potter's vessel.
2:10. And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that
judge the earth.
2:11. Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you
perish from the just way.
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