Psalms 2

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed

1 aWhy do bthe nations rage
Or  nations noisily assemble

and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his dAnointed, saying,
3“Let us eburst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who fsits in the heavens glaughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his hwrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6“As for me, I have iset my King
on jZion, my kholy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, l“You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and mthe ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall nbreak
Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint)  You shall rule
them with pa rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like qa potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 rServe the Lord with sfear,
and trejoice with utrembling.
12 vKiss wthe Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his xwrath is quickly kindled.
yBlessed are all who take refuge in him.
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