Why a do the 1 nations 2 rage,
And the people plot a 3 vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the b rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His c Anointed, 4 saying, 3 "Let d us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us."
He who sits in the heavens e shall laugh;
The LORD shall hold them in derision. 5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure: 6 "Yet I have 5 set My King
6 On My holy hill of Zion."
"I will declare the 7 decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
f 'You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession. 9 g You shall 8 break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "
Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling. 12 9 Kiss the Son, lest 10 He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When h His wrath is kindled but a little.
i Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.