1. Why do the nations protest and the peoples grumble in vain?

2. Kings on earth rise up and princes plot together against the LORD and his anointed:

3. "Let us break their shackles and cast off their chains!"

4. The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord derides them,

5. Then speaks to them in anger, terrifies them in wrath:

6. "I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

7. I will proclaim the decree of the LORD, who said to me, "You are my son; today I am your father.

8. Only ask it of me, and I will make your inheritance the nations, your possession the ends of the earth.

9. With an iron rod you shall shepherd them, like a clay pot you will shatter them."

10. And now, kings, give heed; take warning, rulers on earth.

11. Serve the LORD with fear; with trembling bow down in homage, Lest God be angry and you perish from the way in a sudden blaze of anger. Happy are all who take refuge in God!

“Onde não há obediência, não há virtude. Onde não há virtude, não há bem, não há amor; e onde não há amor, não há Deus; e sem Deus não se chega ao Paraíso. Tudo isso é como uma escada: se faltar um degrau, caímos”. São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina