Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and [why] do the peoples a meditate a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, b and the princes plot together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us!
He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord c shall have them in derision.
Then will he speak to them in his anger, and in his fierce displeasure will he terrify them:
And *I* have anointed d my king upon Zion, the hill of my holiness.
I will declare the decree: Jehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; *I* this day have begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I will give thee nations for an inheritance, and for thy possession the ends of the earth: e9
Thou shalt break them with a sceptre f of iron, as a potter's vessel thou shalt dash them in pieces.
And now, O kings, be ye wise, g be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
Serve Jehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his anger burn but a little. h Blessed are all who have their trust i in him.