Psalms 2

Thomson(i) 1 Why did nations rage? And tribes meditate vain things? 2 The kings of the earth combined; and the chiefs assembled together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, [saying] 3 "Let us break their bands asunder and throw off from us their yoke." 4 He who dwelleth in heaven will laugh them to scorn; the Lord will treat them with derision. 5 Then will he speak to them in his wrath and trouble them with his sore displeasure. 6 But as for me, by him I am appointed king on Sion his holy mountain. 7 I proclaim the decree of the Lord; to me the Lord said, "Thou art my Son, this day I have begotten thee, 8 "Ask of me, and I will give thee nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron. Thou shalt break them to pieces like a potter's vessel." 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise: Be instructed, all ye, who judge the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear: and rejoice for him with trembling. 12 Keep fast hold of instruction; the Lord may be angry and you may perish out of the right way. When his anger suddenly blazeth forth, happy are all they who have trusted in him.