2 Why are the [a]nations restless And the peoples plotting in vain? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers conspire together Against the Lord and against His [b]Anointed, saying, 3 “Let’s tear their shackles apart And throw their ropes away from us!”
4 He who [c]sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. 5 Then 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 announce the [d]decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have fathered You. 8 Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the [e]nations as Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth as Your possession. 9 You shall [f]break them with a [g]rod of iron, You shall shatter them like [h]earthenware.’”
10 Now then, you kings, use insight; Let yourselves be instructed, you [i]judges of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with [j]reverence And rejoice with trembling. 12 [k]Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way, For His wrath may be kindled quickly. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!