1 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 Kiss 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.