Psalm 2 Revised Standard Version

The Reign of the LORD's Anointed

2 1  Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? 2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, 3  "Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords 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 wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, 6  "I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill."

7  I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have begotten you. 8  Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9  You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

10  Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11  Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling 12  kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

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