New American Standard Bible
The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.
2 Why are the [a]nations restless
And the peoples plotting in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers conspire together
Against the Lord and against His [b]Anointed, saying,
3 “Let’s tear their shackles apart
And throw their ropes away from us!”
4 He who [c]sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7 “I will announce the [d]decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have fathered You.
8 Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the [e]nations as Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 You shall [f]break them with a [g]rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like [h]earthenware.’”
10 Now then, you kings, use insight;
Let yourselves be instructed, you [i]judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with [j]reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 [k]Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way,
For His wrath may be kindled quickly.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!