The Reign of the LORD's Anointed
2 1 Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing ? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and against His Anointed , saying, 3 "Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!" 4 He who 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 surely 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 surely give the nations as Your inheritance , And the very ends of the earth as Your possession . 9 'You shall break them with a rod of iron , You shall shatter them like earthenware e .' "
10 Now therefore, O kings , show discernment ; Take warning , O judges of the earth . 11 Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling . 12 Do homage to the Son , that He not become angry , and you perish in the way , For His wrath may soon be kindled . How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!