Psalms 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together? * and why do the
people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel
together * against the LORD, and against his Anointed:
3 Let us break their bonds asunder, * and cast away their cords
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: * the
Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, * and vex them
in his sore displeasure:
6 Yet have I set my King * upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will rehearse the decree; * the LORD hath said unto me, Thou
art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the nations for thine inheritance,
* and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron, * and break them
in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; * be instructed, ye that
are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD in fear, * and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the
right way, if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. * Blessed
are all they that put their trust in him.