2 Why are the nations agitated
And the peoples muttering* an empty thing?+
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And high officials gather together* as one+
Against Jehovah and against his anointed one.*+
3 They say: “Let us tear off their shackles
And throw off their ropes!”
4 The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh;
Jehovah will scoff at them.
5 At that time he will speak to them in his anger
And terrify them in his burning anger,
6 Saying: “I myself have installed my king+
On Zion,+ my holy mountain.”
7 Let me proclaim the decree of Jehovah;
He said to me: “You are my son;+
Today I have become your father.+
8 Ask of me, and I will give nations as your inheritance
And the ends of the earth as your possession.+
9 You will break them with an iron scepter,+
And you will smash them like a piece of pottery.”+
10 So now, you kings, show insight;
Accept correction,* you judges of the earth.
11 Serve Jehovah with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Honor* the son,+ or God* will become indignant
And you will perish from the way,+
For His anger flares up quickly.
Happy are all those taking refuge in Him.