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Kings on earth rise up
    and princes plot together
    against the Lord and against his anointed one:[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:2 Anointed: in Hebrew mashiah, “anointed”; in Greek christos, whence English Messiah and Christ. In Israel kings (Jgs 9:8; 1 Sm 9:16; 16:12–13) and high priests (Lv 8:12; Nm 3:3) received the power of their office through anointing.

“Let us break their shackles
    and cast off their chains from us!”(A)

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The one enthroned in heaven laughs;
    the Lord derides them,(A)

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Then he speaks to them in his anger,
    in his wrath he terrifies them:

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Ask it of me,
    and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
    and, as your possession, the ends of the earth.

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