PSALM 2[E] A Psalm for a Royal Coronation 2 1Why do the nations protest and the peoples conspire in vain? 2Kings on earth rise up and princes plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one:[F] 3“Let us break their shackles and cast off their chains from us!” 4The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord derides them, 5Then he speaks to them in his anger, in his wrath he terrifies them: 6“I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” 7I will proclaim the decree of the LORD, he said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8Ask it of me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, and, as your possession, the ends of the earth. 9With an iron rod you will shepherd them, like a potter’s vessel you will shatter them.” 10And now, kings, give heed; take warning, judges on earth. 11Serve the LORD with fear; exult with trembling, Accept correction lest he become angry and you perish along the way when his anger suddenly blazes up. Blessed are all who take refuge in him!
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