Psalm 2

1 Why are the nations in an uproar, the peoples grumbling in vain?
2 The earth's kings are taking positions, leaders conspiring together, against ADONAI and his anointed.
3 They cry, "Let's break their fetters! Let's throw off their chains!"
4 He who sits in heaven laughs; Adonai looks at them in derision.
5 Then in his anger he rebukes them, terrifies them in his fury.
6 "I myself have installed my king on Tziyon, my holy mountain."
7 "I will proclaim the decree: ADONAI said to me, 'You are my son; today I became your father.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance; the whole wide world will be your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod, shatter them like a clay pot.'"
10 Therefore, kings, be wise; be warned, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve ADONAI with fear; rejoice, but with trembling.
12 Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and you perish along the way, when suddenly his anger blazes. How blessed are all who take refuge in him.