The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

  1Why do the nations rage,
   And the people plot a vain thing?
   2The kings of the earth set themselves,
   And the rulers take counsel together,
   Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
   3“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
   And cast away Their cords from us.”
  4He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
   The Lord shall hold them in derision.
   5Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
   And distress them in His deep displeasure:
   6“Yet I have set My King
   On My holy hill of Zion.”
  7“I will declare the decree:
   The Lord has said to Me,
   ‘You are My Son,
   Today I have begotten You.
   8Ask of Me, and I will give You
   The nations for Your inheritance,
   And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
   9You shall break them with a rod of iron;
   You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”
  10Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
   Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
   11Serve the Lord with fear,
   And rejoice with trembling.
   12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
   And you perish in the way,
   When His wrath is kindled but a little.
   Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.