Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Psalm 2

A Psalm of David

Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his Christ:

“Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”

He that sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Sion.”

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said to me, “Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost part of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice in him with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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