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1Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,3let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.4He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.5Then he shall speak unto them in his wrath and trouble them in his sore displeasure.6Yet I have set my king upon Zion, the mountain of my holiness.
7I will declare the decree; the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day I have begotten thee.8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the Gentiles for thine inheritance and unto the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10Understand now therefore, O ye kings: receive chastening, ye judges of the earth.11Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.12Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled in a little while. Blessed are all those that put their trust in him.