Psalms 2

1Why this turmoil of nations, this futile plotting of peoples, 2with kings of the earth conspiring, and rulers consulting together, against the Lord and against his anointed, 3to snap their bonds and fling their cords away? 4He whose throne is in heaven laughs, the Lord mocks them. 5Then he speaks to them in his wrath, and in his hot anger confounds them. 6“This my king is installed by me, on Zion my holy mountain.” 7I will tell of the Lord's decree. He said to me: “You are my son, this day I became your father. 8Only ask, and I make you the heir of the nations, and lord of the world to its utmost bounds. 9You will break them with sceptre of iron, shatter them like pottery.” 10So now, you kings, be wise: be warned, you rulers of earth. 11Serve the Lord in awe, kiss his feet with trembling, 12lest, angry, he hurl you to ruin; for soon will his fury blaze. Happy all who take refuge in him.