Why do the nations rebela and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the Lord and His Anointed One:bc3
"Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints."de4
The One enthronedf in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.
Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath:
"I have consecrated My Kingg on Zion, My holy mountain."h7
I will declare the Lord's decree: He said to Me, "You are My Son;i today I have become Yourj Father.k8
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Yourl inheritance and the ends of the earth Yourm possession.
You will breakn them with a rod of iron; Youo will shatter them like pottery."pq10
So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with reverential awe, and rejoice with trembling.
Pay homage tor the Son, or Hes will be angry, and you will perish in your rebellion,t for Hisu anger may ignite at any moment. All those who take refuge in Himv are happy.