1 Why do the nations conspirea
and the peoples plotw in vain?
2 The kingsx of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed,y saying,
3 “Let us break their chainsz
and throw off their shackles.”a
4 The One enthronedb in heaven laughs;c
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his angerd
and terrifies them in his wrath,e saying,
6 “I have installed my kingf
7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;i
today I have become your father.j
and I will make the nationsk your inheritance,l
the ends of the earthm your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of ironb;n
you will dash them to pieceso like pottery.p”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;q
be warned, you rulersr of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fears
and celebrate his rulet with trembling.u
12 Kiss his son,v or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrathw can flare up in a moment.
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