The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.
1Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His #Or MessiahAnointed, saying,
3“Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
4He who #Or is enthronedsits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7“I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9You shall #Another reading is rulebreak them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’ ”
10Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O #Or leadersjudges of the earth.
11Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may #Or quickly, suddenly, easilysoon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!