Quare fremuerunt. The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
1 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?
Quare fremuerunt gentes, et populi meditati sunt inania?
2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord and against his Christ.
Astiterunt reges terrae, et principes convenerunt in unum adversus Dominum, et adversus Christum ejus.
3 Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from us.
Dirumpamus vincula eorum, et projiciamus a nobis jugum ipsorum.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall deride them.
Qui habitat in caelis irridebit eos, et Dominus subsannabit eos.
5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his rage.
Tunc loquetur ad eos in ira sua, et in furore suo conturbabit eos.
6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, preaching his commandment.
Ego autem constitutus sum rex ab eo super Sion, montem sanctum ejus, praedicans praeceptum ejus.
7 The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
Dominus dixit ad me : Filius meus es tu; ego hodie genui te.
8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Postula a me, et dabo tibi gentes haereditatem tuam, et possessionem tuam terminos terrae.
9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Reges eos in virga ferrea, et tamquam vas figuli confringes eos.
10 And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
Et nunc, reges, intelligite; erudimini, qui judicatis terram.
11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
Servite Domino in timore, et exsultate ei cum tremore.
12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way.
Apprehendite disciplinam, nequando irascatur Dominus, et pereatis de via justa.
13 When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.
Cum exarserit in brevi ira ejus, beati omnes qui confidunt in eo.