Psalm 2:1–9

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.

1 Why are athe 1nations in an uproar

And the peoples bdevising a vain thing?

2 The akings of the earth take their stand

And the rulers take counsel together

bAgainst the Lord and against His 1cAnointed, saying,

3 “Let us atear their fetters apart

And cast away their cords from us!”

4 He who 1sits in the heavens alaughs,

The Lord bscoffs at them.

5 Then He will speak to them in His aanger

And bterrify them in His fury, saying,

6 “But as for Me, I have 1installed aMy King

Upon Zion, bMy holy mountain.”

7 “I will surely tell of the 1decree of the Lord:

He said to Me, ‘You are aMy Son,

Today I have begotten You.

8 ‘Ask of Me, and aI will surely give bthe 1nations as Your inheritance,

And the very cends of the earth as Your possession.

9 ‘You shall 1abreak them with a 2rod of iron,

You shall bshatter them like 3earthenware.’ ”

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