Why were the nations arrogant, and why did the peoples plot vainly? The kings of the earth stood side by side; the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and his anointed one.
Let’s break off their bonds, and let’s cast off their yolk.
The one who dwells in heaven will laugh out loud at them; the Lord will mock them. At that time he will speak to them in his wrath. In his anger he will set them on edge.
I was appointed king by him, on Zion, his holy mountain.
Proclaiming the declaration of the Lord,
The Lord said to me, “You are my son. Today I have begotten you. Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance. The ends of the earth will be your possession. You will shepherd them with a rod of iron. Like a potter’s vessel you will shatter them.”
And now, kings, listen. Take note, all those who judge the earth. Serve the Lord in fear. Rejoice over him with trembling. Cling to instruction lest the Lord become angry and you perish from the right way.
Whevever his anger is suddenly kindled, blessed are those who trust in him.