1 Why are the nations in an uproar? *Why do the peoples mutter empty threats?2 Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt,and the princes plot together, *against the Lord and against his Anointed?3 “Let us break their yoke,” they say; *“let us cast off their bonds from us.”4 He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; *the Lord has them in derision.5 Then he speaks to them in his wrath, *and his rage fills them with terror.
6 “I myself have set my king *
upon my holy hill of Zion.”
7 Let me announce the decree of the Lord: *
he said to me, “You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance *
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall crush them with an iron rod *
and shatter them like a piece of pottery.”
10 And now, you kings, be wise; *
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Submit to the Lord with fear, *
and with trembling bow before him;
12 Lest he be angry and you perish; *
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
13 Happy are they all *
who take refuge in him!