And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,
3Let us break their bonds asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.
4He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh:
The Lord will have them in derision.
5Then will he speak unto them in his wrath,
And vex them in his sore displeasure:
Upon my holy hill of Zion.
Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son;
This day have I begotten thee.
8Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance,
And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10Now therefore be wise, O ye kings:
Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
And rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way,
For his wrath will soon be kindled.
Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.