Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together
against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
"Let us break their
chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
The One enthroned in heaven
laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
Then he rebukes them in his anger and
terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
"I have installed my King on Zion, my
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth
You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.