2 Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot? 2 As the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the Lord and his anointed one, they say,[a] 3 “Let us tear off their shackles from us,[b] and cast off their chains.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 In his anger he rebukes them, and in his wrath he terrifies them: 6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
The Anointed King Speaks
7 Let me announce the decree of the Lord that he told me:
“You are my son, today I have become your father. 8 Ask of me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession. 9 You will break them with an iron rod, you will shatter them like pottery.”
10 Therefore, kings, act wisely! Earthly rulers, be warned! 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss[c] the son before he becomes[d] angry, and you die where you stand.[e] Indeed, his wrath can flare up quickly.
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