Why have nations proudly postured and people let their minds wander over ridiculous things?
The kings of the earth stood by, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and his annointed one.
“Let’s break their bonds and throw off their yokes!”
The one who lives in heaven laughs at them, and the Lord mocks them.
At that time he will speak to them in his fury, and in his anger he will rile them up.
“I was appointed king by him on Zion, his holy mountain.”
Announcing the Lord’s appointment, the Lord said to me, “You are a son to me. Today I have begotten you. Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth as your possession. You will shepherd them as with an iron rod. Like a potter’s vessel, you will smash them.”
And now, kings, recognize. Learn, all those who judge the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and be excited for him with trembling. Take hold of instruction or else the Lord will become furious and you will come to ruin outside of the righteous way. When his anger is quickly kindled, blessed are all those who have shown allegiance to him.