The Reign of the LORD'S Anointed.

1 Why are 1the nations in an uproar And the peoples 2devising a vain thing?
2 The 3kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together 4Against the LORD and against His 5Anointed, saying,
3 "Let us 6tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!"
4 He who sits in the heavens 7laughs, The Lord 8scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His 9anger And 10terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 "But as for Me, I have installed 11My King Upon Zion, 12My holy mountain."
7 "I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are 13My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 'Ask of Me, and 14I will surely give 15the nations as Your inheritance, And the very 16ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 'You shall 17break them with a rod of iron, You shall 18shatter them like earthenware *.' "
10 Now therefore, O kings, 19show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the LORD with 20reverence And rejoice with 21trembling.
12 Do homage to 22the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For 23His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who 24take refuge in Him!