1 Why are the nations in an uproar, And why do the peoples contemplate a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand, And the rulers sit in counsel together, Against Jehovah and against His Anointed:
3 Let us break apart their bonds And cast their ropes away from us.
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; The Lord has them in derision.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger, And in His burning wrath He will terrify them:
6 But I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.
7 I will recount the decree of Jehovah; He said to Me: You are My Son; Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, And I will give the nations as Your inheritance And the limits of the earth as Your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod; You will shatter them like a potter's vessel.
10 Now therefore, O kings, be prudent; Take the admonition, O judges of the earth.
11 Serve Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son Lest He be angry and you perish from the way; For His anger may suddenly be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in Him.