1 Why do the nations conspirea
and the peoples plotw in vain?
2 The kingsx of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed,y saying,
3 “Let us break their chainsz
and throw off their shackles.”a
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his angerd
and terrifies them in his wrath,e saying,
6 “I have installed my kingf
He said to me, “You are my son;i
today I have become your father.j
the ends of the earthm your possession.
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;q
be warned, you rulersr of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fears
12 Kiss his son,v or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrathw can flare up in a moment.
Hebrew; Septuagint rage
Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)