Psalm 2:7–12

The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:

“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son.*

Today I have become your Father.*

Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,

the whole earth as your possession.

You will break* them with an iron rod

and smash them like clay pots.’ ”

10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!

Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Submit to God’s royal son,* or he will become angry,

and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—

for his anger flares up in an instant.

But what joy for all who take refuge in him!

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