The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom
And the people plot a 3vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the brulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His cAnointed, 4saying,
3 “Let dus break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens eshall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have 5set My King
6On My holy hill of Zion.”
7 “I will declare the 7decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
f‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 gYou shall 8break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
And rejoice with trembling.
12 9Kiss the Son, lest 1He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When hHis wrath is kindled but a little.
iBlessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
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