1Why are the nations in an uproar,
the peoples grumbling in vain?
2The earth’s kings are taking positions,
leaders conspiring together,
and his anointed.
3They cry, “Let’s break their fetters!
Let’s throw off their chains!”
4He who sits in heaven laughs;
Adonai looks at them in derision.
5Then in his anger he rebukes them,
terrifies them in his fury.
6“I myself have installed my king
on Tziyon, my holy mountain.”
7“I will proclaim the decree:
Adonai said to me,
‘You are my son;
today I became your father.
8Ask of me, and I will make
the nations your inheritance;
the whole wide world
will be your possession.
9You will break them with an iron rod,
shatter them like a clay pot.’”
10Therefore, kings, be wise;
be warned, you judges of the earth.
11Serve Adonai with fear;
rejoice, but with trembling.
12Kiss the son, lest he be angry,
and you perish along the way,
when suddenly his anger blazes.
How blessed are all who take refuge in him.