1 *aWhy do bthe heathen ||rage,
And the people †imagine a vain thing?
2 The ckings of the earth set themselves,
And the crulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord, and against his danointed, esaying,
3 Let us fbreak their bands asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.
4 He that gsitteth in the heavens shall hlaugh:
The Lord shall hihave them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath,
And ||vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I †set my king
†Upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare ||the decree:
The Lord hath said unto me, kThou art my Son;
This day have I begotten thee.
And I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance,
And lthe uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt mbreak them nwith a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces olike a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
And rejoice with ptrembling.
12 qKiss the rSon, lest he be angry,
And ye perish from the way,
sWhen his wrath is kindled but a little.
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