1 Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate on a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers plot together, against the LORD and against His anointed, [saying] ,
3 Let us break their bands in two and cast away their cords from us.
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall mock at them.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath.
6 Yea, I have set My king on My holy hill, on Zion.
7 I will declare the decree of the LORD. He has said to Me, You [are] My Son; today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I shall give the nations [for] Your inheritance; and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 And now be wise, O kings; be instructed, O judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish [from] the way, when His wrath is kindled in but a little time. Blessed [are] all who put their trust in Him.